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Hubei Shennongjia gets World Heritage tag

By Xinhua

Hubei Shennongjia gets World Heritage tag
A golden snub-nosed monkey in Shennongjia Nature Reserve in Hubei province. (Photo by Sun Ye / China Daily)
ISTANBUL - The 40th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Istanbul on Sunday decided to put China' s Hubei Shennongjia on the prestigious World Heritage List as a natural site, bringing to 50 the number of listed Chinese properties.

Hubei Shennongjia is considered as a treasure of wildlife renowned for its high plant diversity, according to a report by the advisory body on China.

"Shennongjia has been a place of significant scientific interest particularly for botanists and the mountains have featured prominently in the history of botanical inquiry," reads part of the report that was cited at the meeting.

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