Changde’s Protected Areas and Wetland Parks
1. Xidongting Lake National Nature Reserve
Boasting a total area of 30044 hectares, Xidongting Lake National Nature Reserve is rich in plants, animals and landscape resources, typical of subtropical inland wetland types in biological Persity and high in protection and scientific research value. There are 6 kinds of National Protected Animals Level I and 26 kinds of National Protected Animals Level II in the reserve. The reserve was included in the list of wetlands of international importance in 2002 January. It enjoys the fame of "a sheer lake emerges when water rises the delta reveals as water recedes".
2. Shimenn County Xianyang Lake National Wetland Park (pilot)
With the lake water surface of 54 square kilometers, the storage capacity of 14.4 billion cubic meters, the normal water level of 140 meters, the park is the largest artificial lake in northwestern Hunan.
3. Dingcheng District Birddie Delta National Wetland Park (pilot)
Covering a total area of 1641 hectares, wild vertebrates of 171 species, 70 families and 28 orders and seed plants of 455 species, 324 genera, 111 families are found in the planning range of the park.4. Taoyuan Yuanshui River National Wetland Park (pilot)
There are vascular plants of 154 species, 130 genera and 63 families in the park, of which 1 species is listed as National Protected Plants Level II. One species is included in the list of National Protected Animals Level I and that of IUCN(EN), 5 species in National Protected Birds Level II and 1 species in IUCN(NT) list.