Huanglianshan Mountain Nature Reserve in Luchun County, Honghe
Chinese Name: 绿春黄连山保护区
English Name: Huanglianshan Mountain in Luchun County, Honghe
Huanglianshan Mountain was appointed as a national nature reserve in 2003. It is located in the Sanmeng Township in the middle-southern part of the Lvchun County, 42 kilometers to the county seat, and is the southern branch range of the Ailao Mountain. It is a part of a China-Laos-Vietnam cross-border nature reserve and a “green triangle” with extremely diversified species.
The southern part of the Huanglianshan Mountain connects with the Muong Nhe National Nature Reserve of Vietnam and is close to the Fong Sali National Nature Reserve of Laos. The Huanglianshan Mountain Nature Reserve covers an area of 65,058 hectares, accounting for 21 percent of the total area of the Lvchun County. Its percentage of forest cover is 75.3 percent, three times as large as the whole county’s percentage of forest cover (24.2 percent). In the nature reserve, four complete forest types of the tropical rain forest, montane rain forest, moist monsoon evergreen broad-leaved forest, montane moss evergreen broad-leaved forest are distributed vertically. There are five minorities of the Hani, Yao, Lahu, Yi and Dai living in the area. Especially, since the people living in the area always regard the Huanglianshan Mountain as a god mountain and fear and respect it very much, natural ecosystems of the mountain are reserved very well.