The country that hosts the Great Wall, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, is currently working on the preservation of the threatened biodiversity and announced the launch of the world’s largest national park system, an initiative that will also boost the tourism industry.


The project will establish “a network of five national parks, covering a total of 230,000 square kilometers (88,800 square miles) and containing nearly 30% of the country’s key terrestrial wildlife species”, becoming the world’s largest national park system.


One of the five parks is the Giant Panda National Park, which has an area of 27,134 square kilometers, and spans over the provinces of Sichuan, Gansu, and Shaanxi, with about 74% of the area in Southwest China’s Sichuan province alone. The park’s main objective -among with the other four to be built- is to respect the country’s wildlife as well as setting standards for the construction of national parks, and form a unified management system to better conserve pandas.