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Gaoligongshan, Yunnan

© Yunnan Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve (Tengchong Bureau)

Gaoligongshan is located in western Yunnan bordering Myanmar, extending from the Tibetan Plateau to Indochina, and is the watershed of the Irrawaddy and the Salween Rivers; as such, Gaoligongshan is considered one of the world’s richest biodiversity hotspots. Since 2014, Kadoorie Conservation China Department has been collaborating with the Tengchong Bureau of Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve (GLGS). We started off with a 4-year field survey to inventory the biodiversity of this majestic forested massif, yielding a number of exciting discoveries, including the first record of Red Serow (Capricornis rubidus) for China, rediscovery of the Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata) for Yunnan after 30 years, and discovered a number of new-to-science species and new records for China. Capacity building of GLGS staff, enhancement of education and publicity materials and monitoring of the Gaoligong Gibbon (Hoolock tianxing) are other aspects of our collaboration. We collected detailed records of the surveys into a field guide "Biodiversity of Tengchong, Gaoligongshan", which is available in KFBG Farm Shop

Marbled Cat  (Pardofelis marmorata

Leptobrachium tengchongense


Vibrant Wildlife of Gaoligongshan

Read more:

1. New amphibian species discovered in Yunnan’s Gaoligongshan

2. Elusive Marbled Cat rediscovered in China’s Yunnan Province after 30 years 

3. Vibrant Wildlife of Gaoligongshan

4. Gaoligong Gibbon

5. Gaoligongshan Hoolock Gibbon Survey

6.  "Biodivisity of Tengchong, Gaoligongshan" Field Guide