Three Guangxi wetland parks gain national status

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Updated: 2019-01-11

Fuchuan Guishi, Du'an Chengjiang and Jingxi Longtan wetland parks in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region have recently passed review by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration to be promoted to State-level.

Fuchuan Guishi Wetland Park is located in Hezhou's Fuchuan Yao autonomous county. Covering an area of 4,173.13 hectares, it has five functional zones related to wetland conservation, ecological restoration, science education, practical utilization and administrative services. It is most known for its Guishi Reservoir, karst landforms, narrows, and biodiversity.

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The picturesque natural scenery of Fuchuan Guishi Wetland Park. [Photo/Nanguo Morning Post]

The 472.12-hectare Du'an Chengjiang Wetland Park is located in Hechi's Du'an Yao autonomous county. It is home to the ottelia acuminata, a rare aquatic plant endemic to China. The plant grows entirely underwater, except for its three-petal flowers with lobes.

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Blooming ottelia acuminate in Du'an Chengjiang Wetland Park in Du'an Yao autonomous county. [Photo/Nanguo Morning Post]

Jingxi Longtan Wetland Park, occupying an area of 60.94 hectares, is located northeast of Jingxi city. It features a typical karst topography and is home to a large number of endangered species, such as the golden-line barbel.

There are currently six national wetland parks in Guangxi, with 18 parks still striving for the "national" title.