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Scientific exploration of Bogda Biosphere Reserve kicks off

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In cooperation with the Tianchi Scenic Spot Administration, researchers from the CAS Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography have recently launched a general survey on the biospheric resources in Bogda Peak, the highest of the heavily glaciated Bogda Massif, which is a northeast extension of the Tian Shan Mountain in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Composed of the Tianchi Natural Reserve and the CAS Fukang Station for Desert Ecosystem Observation and Experiment, the Bogda reserve is the first reserve in Xinjiang that has been accepted into the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

The survey, lasting for two years, will involve the local social economy, water, biology, soil and climate. It is the first scientific surveys in 36 natural reserves in Xinjiang. Researchers say the survey is of significance for the local sustainable development.

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