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Qiangtang Nature Reserve

Tibet's nature reserves have covered 413,700 sq km, or over 1/3 of the region's land area, ranking first in China, according to the press conference of Tibet People's Government on May 31, 2011.

Qiangtang nature reserve as the biggest nature reserve was founded in 2000, which located in northern of Tibet, southern of Mt.Kunlun and Hoh Xil, northern of Mt.Gangdisi and Mt.Nien ching tanggula. It total area is about 29.8 million hectares, its area just secondly to Greenland National Park in the world. At the same time it is the highest latitude nature reserve.

In Tibetan, Qiangtang means “northern land”, it also called “the Roof of the World’s Roof” .

Lakes spread all over the Qiangtang Nature Reserve, there are most lakes in the world. Just like Namstrdo lake, Siling lake, Zharinanmucuo lake and so on are famous.

There is also called “life forbidding zone”. Because of the bad climate and traffic conditions, human could not live here, so, there be the heaven of wild animals. Without human active, wild animals are host there. Now they are well adapted to the area. Now Qiangtang nature reserve is paradise of the wild animals and most specials are endangered wildlife, just like wild kiang, wild gazelle, Tibet brown bear, black-necked crane, tibetan antelope, vulpes ferrilata, snow finch and so on. They are best gift given by Qinghai- Tibet plateau for us.

Master Catherine Jigme

About the Author - Master Catherine Jigme

With exceptional passion and outstanding leadership, Mrs. Catherine has dedicated herself to Tibet inbound tourism and China tour for 15 years. As one of the handful females who see great potential of Chinese inbound tourism, Catherine has made great contribution to promoting Tibet tourism and enhancing the employment of Tibetans and prosperity of local Tibetan community.

Over the years, she travelled overseas with Tibet Tourism Bureau many times to promote Tibet tourism. Currently, Catherine works as the marketing director of Tibet Vista, an opinion leader behind the whole team of Tibet Vista.

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