Biodiversity and biodiversity conservation in Yunnan, China

  title={Biodiversity and biodiversity conservation in Yunnan, China},
  author={Yuming Yang and Kun Tian and Jiming Hao and Shengji Pei and Yong-xing Yang},
  journal={Biodiversity \& Conservation},
Yunnan, an inland province at a low latitude and high elevation, lying between 21°09′–29°15′ N and 97°32′–106°12′ E in southwestern China, has a vast territory with diversified and unique nature resources. There are more than 18 000 high plant species (51.6% of China's total) and 1836 vertebrate species (54.8% of China's total) living in Yunnan on a land area of 39.4 × 104km2, i.e., only 4.1% of China's total. Among 15000 seed plants found in Yunnan there are 151 rare and endangered plant… 

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