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The Dulongiang region of northwestern Yunnan, only recently opened to outside research and investigations, is of particular interest to researchers studying biodiversity because of its concentrations of ancient and recent native species that could be representative of relatively ancient biological orders. The first phase of the field research was located in Gaoligong Shan, a narrow mountain range that has been identified as one of the centers of high biodiversity in China.
The research will establish an inventory of biological resources that will provide the basis to pursue complex questions about biodiverstiy, human and biogeography, and environmental conservation.