A rapid biological assessment was conducted at three sites in the mountains of China's Sichuan Province in 2005, in order to determine and justify boundaries for the expansion of nature reserves and parks in the region. The data collected here, including the most up-to-date information on new and threatened species, demonstrates the rich biodiversity in the area and will help promote protection of lands.
Leeanne E. Alonso is vice president of the Rapid Assessment Program at Conservation International. Liu Shaoying is professor at the Sichuan Academy of Forestry, Chengdu, China. Shen Xiaoli is the former coordinator of the Sacred Lands Project at Peking University in China. Jennifer McCullough is the former manager of the Rapid Assessment Program at Conservation International.