China plans vast national park in north west
China plans to establish its largest national park yet, covering
about 10,000 square kilometres (4,000 square miles), in the nation’s
north west, state media said Sunday.
The Kanas Geological Park, in the remote Xinjiang region, will have
its current 1,000 square kilometres expanded tenfold, Xinhua news agency
The result would be “the world’s largest national park,” according to
Xinhua. That claim may be challenged by authorities in Greenland, home
to the 972,000-square-kilometre (380,000-square-mile) National Park of
Northeastern Greenland, which was established in 1974.