China's Hubei Shennongjia added to World Heritage List
Updated: 2016-07-18 07:24
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 with high plant diversity, said 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," part of the report was cited at the meeting.