China's nature reserve wins UNESCO conservation award

Beijing : China's nature reserve Wudalianchi in Heilongjiang provincehas been awarded a top UNESCO -- UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation -- award, the media reported on Sunday. It received the Michel Batisse Award at the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves in Lima, Peru, the People's Daily reported. A documentary about Wudalianchi was shown at the award, allowing the audience to appreciate its ample ecosystem, in which innovative solutions have been presented to tackle problems related to environmental conservation, ecology and sustainable development. The Michel Batisse Award has been given out by UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme since 1989, helping further research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity.