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UNESCO Adds Hubei Shennongjia to World Heritage Sites

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently announced the addition of several new sites to its World Heritage List, featuring Hubei Shennongjia. Located in Hubei Province, in central-eastern China, the site consists of two components: Shennongding/Badong to the west and Laojunshan to the east. It protects the largest primary forests remaining in Central China and provides habitat for many rare animal species, such as the Chinese Giant Salamander, the Golden or Snub-nosed Monkey, the Clouded Leopard, Common Leopard and the Asian Black Bear. The site features prominently in the history of botanical research and was the object of international plant collecting expeditions in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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