The State Council issued a notice on May 10 to announce 18 newly constructed national nature reserves.
The coverage and function of the nature reserves will be announced by the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Related areas should set the boundary according to the approval and publish it to the public within the time limit.
Related areas and ministries should take up their responsibilities by enhancing supervision on illegal acts involving nature reserves. Administration of nature reserves should also be coordinated with local economic development and people’s production and living.
List of new national nature reserves
Liaoning province: Louzi mountain
Jilin province: Tonghuashi lake
Heilongjiang province: Beijicun, Gongbiela river, Bishui zhonghua qiushaya, Cuibei wetland
Anhui province: Gujing garden
Fujian province: Emei peak
Jiangxi province: Wuyuan bird forest
Henan province: Gaole mountain
Hubei province: Badong golden monkey nature reserve
Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region: Yinzhu laoshan
Guizhou province: Foding mountain
Tibet autonomous region: Maidika wetland
Shaanxi province: Danfeng wuguan river rare underwater animal reserve, Hei river rare underwater wildlife reserve
Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region: Huocheng tortoise preserve, Ili forest