|CHINARIVERS.COM: The NuJiang River Preservation Project
NuJiang in the News!
Welcome to the only web site dedicated to Preservation of the NuJiang (Salween) River of China, its peoples and species. The NuJiang River Preservation Project of China provides economic incentives through ecotourism to achieve effective conservation at the ground level.
NuJiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture Travel Service Company is the controlling agency over all tourism in NuJiang. For information about travel, including contact info, see the NuJiang Travel Bureau brochure.
|Reports from China
An Appeal for the Nu from Dennis Schultz:
ChinaRivers.com features a variety of maps of the NuJiang region, including a map of the proposed dams, maps illustrating their effects on the people of the region, and hand-drawn local maps of some of the towns in the area. We are constantly adding to this collection.
To view the collection, click on the image to the left.
NuJiang River Ecotourism Opportunities
Email for details: chinariverscom at yahoo.com
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WHITEWATER SEASON - November, December and January combine lower water with dry sunny weather; other months depend on weather & water. Nujiang features road accessible Class III-V clean whitewater.
NuJiang Travel Company is the controlling agency over ALL tourism in Nujiang including whitewater, mountaineering and bicycling permits. Response to inquiries and processing of both commercial and private permits is prompt and courteous.
Nujiang Tour Company
Nujiang hires Minority Nationality and follows a Code of Ecotour Ethics and all pertinent laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China.
© White Pearl
Stone Moon over the Nu Jiang.
Looking downriver with Stone Moon Mountain in the background, subject of a romantic legend.
| After a successful 1996 NuJiang First Descent, government discussions
for the first time included NuJiang in plans for a new National Park in
NW Yunnan - now to be called the Three Rivers National Park. In May at
the inauguration of the new joint venture (White Pearl & NuJiang's new
Chinese River Team Training Park in Liuku), White Pearl was officially
appointed NuJiang Advisory Expert to develop an ecotourism which includes
a winter whitewater season for international boaters.
Commercial river companies and kayak clubs are invited to apply under the new permit system to receive group trip permits. No screening requirements. Two kayakers and two rafts make a "group". Great chance to add a winter season international trip to your domestic itineraries. Experience the best clean whitewater in Asia, completely road accessible, while staying in hotels nightly, and contribute to development of China's first new Whitewater Training Park. No user/day limitation.
E-mail for most current information and new low prices. White Pearl at gci-net.com
on the Nu Jiang.
Looking down on Leaping Tiger (Shuan Na Wadi) at 10,000 c.f.s. level,
first run by Dave Pizzuti and Scott Young of Colorado at 30,000 c.f.s.
© Gaoligong Mt. Nature Reserve
© White Pearl
| The Nu Jiang Canyon.
Known as the Salween or Thanlwin River in Burma. This scenic river flows unimpeded with a consistent clarity of 98% six months a year during the fall, winter and early spring, a rare commodity in China. The NuJiang road (and bike route) follows close beside the river linking the Lisu, Nu, and Tibetan communities along the Nu River for 300 miles of gorgeous scenery.
|Natural Attributes of the Nu Jiang Region
| Woman of the Nu Minority Nationality of China.
With only 25,000 members the Nu Nationality is one of China's smallest and only lives in the Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture. The Preservation Project takes place mainly in their homeland on the Nu River, named after this ancient people.
© Yunnan People's Pub., Kunming
© Yang Fashun
| Girls of the Li Zu (Lisu) Minority Nationality of
Their people have legal dominion over the Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Perfecture of Yunnan Province, over 300 miles along the Burmese border and the Upper Nu River canyons.
|The People of the Nu Jiang (Upper Salween) Region, Yunnan, China
Is THIS the real Shangri La of the Lost Horizons book by James Hilton, first paperback ever published (1933)?
Archeology Search for the Lost Shangri La - will trace the locations of the clues in NuJiang and Deqen. A history component will cover the Burma Road of World War II Flying Tigers, and the Old Southern Silk Road of Marco Polo's time.
Contact NuJiang Travel Bureau to receive the Itinerary.
The NuJiang River Project's official sponsors and hosts show a firm commitment of China's government to conserve natural and cultural environments.
China Environmental Protection Foundation, our national level sponsor, was
founded in April 1993 - the first non-profit NGO foundation dedicated to
environmental protection in China. CEPF is active in sponsoring
individuals and organizations who are making outstanding contributions to
the field. We are proud to introduce CEPF to other NGO organizations of
the world wishing to make contact with this distinguished Foundation:
Mr. Xu Qinghua, Secretary-General, CEPF,
Yunnan Physical Culture and Sports Committee, our host agency for the Outdoor Sports Program and the Project's whitewater, climbing and cycling permit procedure, also manages the world class Olympic training programs and Training Center of Kunming.
Yunnan Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve, Baoshan and NuJiang Administrative Divisions' manage this world famous Protected Area located in NuJiang Lisu and Baoshan Prefectures. They host all tours and species studies within the Gaoligong Nature Reserve and the adjacent Tenchong Hot Springs area.
NuJiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture Travel Service Company and its subsidiaries, as the controlling agency over all tourism including paddling in NuJiang, runs support for all Project tours, expeditions, and events within NuJiang. Led by distinguished minority scholars, NuJiang Travel is also the host agency for all Ethnology related tours and the Archeology Search Tour for The Lost Horizons' Shangri La. See the NuJiang Travel Bureau brochure.
These were the FIRST in web history ever to come out of China and give detailed information on the River, the People, and the Project at work. River Permits (below) gives specific information on the "pay and go" whitewater package.
Email chinariverscom at yahoo.com for description of the new NuJiang River Permit System, and to sign up for paddling during the winter season under the new convenient "Draw System".
A big "Thank You" to Yiren Advertising
for providing printing
for the USA-China Nujiang River Expedition team.
Authorized Travel Agent for Tours:
Travelease of Boulder, email@example.com;
2321 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301.
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