Slideshow Description: The photos in this slideshow are intended to ‘tell the story’ of Mount Taishan, showing the area’s dramatic mountain landscapes, and the temples and cultural attributes of the place.
This page of the website is still under development and a more detailed description of the various aspects of the site will be included in due course – so please come back again soon!
Conservation Status and Prospects. According to IUCN’s recent Conservation Outlook Assessment the conservation status of this site is ‘good with some concerns’. The IUCN report notes that ‘given the importance of Taishan for the Chinese people, both locally and nationally, there should be long-term, sustainable support for conserving the values of the site. A well-funded and well-staffed management system is in place to deal with the most serious threats to Taishan – the negative impacts of heavy and growing visitation and the danger of wildfires and pest infestation. The existing management system needs to allow for fuller participation of local communities in decision-making and getting equitable benefits. The impacts of cable cars on the scenery and visitor experience are of concern, as is the threat of extinction of red-scale fish. Interpretation, staff training, water management, and fire control measures could use improvement.’