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Tourists banned from world heritage site to protect ancient forest

Authorities have banned tourists from a key protection area of the renowned Mount Wuyi in China, in order to better preserve the environment.

The official website of the World Heritage Committee describes Mount Wuyi as one of the largest, most representative examples of biodiversity conservation. It is a refuge for a large number of ancient, relict plant species, many of them endemic to China, and contains a large number of reptile, amphibian and insect species.

“Mount Wuyi is a landscape of great beauty that has been protected for more than 12 centuries,” according to the website.

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