Wanglang Nature Reserve

Wanglang nature reserve is situated in Pingwu county, the north of Mianyang city. The reserve covers an area of 32 hectares, it is 5.4% of the whole Pingwu. Before its establishment, there is a pastureland with abundant nature resources. That time was expressed by local people “the natural resources is so enough that you can beat river deer with sticks and catch fish with wooden dippers.” In 1963, it was established by the Sichuan Forestry Bureau, is located in the Minshan Mountains in some of China's most important panda habitat. It is neighbor, also back garden of Jiuzhaigou valley.

In 1996, the reserve got assistance from world wild fund in many aspects of technique, professor, money and so on. Now it is paradise for pandas and other species, although it can’t match its big brother, such as Wolong reserve. Following the road up the valley containing the Baima Villages and you could arrive at Wanglang Nature Reserve. About 5 miles into reserve there is lodging with hot showers and food. It is a quiet place to enjoy nature, hike, and relax in a mountain lodge setting. The principal endangered species in there are pandas (about 30), taking (an ungulate), and snubbed nosed golden monkeys. The peaks look like the steep peaks in the Rockies but the forested areas are much richer in biological diversity. There are estimated to be about 30 wild pandas living in Wanglang. At Wanglang you have a unique opportunity to experience the lush forests, beautiful mountains, and thick bamboo groves of the panda’s home.


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