The Northern Primitive Forests
I was born beneath the ocean hundreds of millions of years ago.
The ocean was upturned and ice moved. My family evolved into the Greater Khingan Range, one of its kind in the world, with combined actions of tectonic plate extrusion and wind erosion.
I am the northern starting point of the mysterious Greater Khingan Range that runs endlessly for more than one thousand kilometers.
I am named by the people the northern primitive forests of the Greater Khingan Range, Inner Mongolia.
I am a blessed child, because I still have the natural look I was born with.
I hear the steps of men intruding into the forests vanishing away.
My trees, My mountains, My rivers.
I have bred the nature and human lives over time.
All that I have remain intact.
I have therefore become the only unbroken and largest expanse of the best preserved primitive forests situated at the highest latitude in the country.
I am the cockscomb if the map of China is compared to a cock.
Combed by winds and showered by rains, I have grown into the peaceful northern fence of the country.
On the right bank of a river named Ergun lies my beautiful home.
The northern border of the country extending 275 kilometers is safely guarded.
On the left bank of the River Ergun is my neighbor, Russia.
To protect me, men have built three forest stations, Wuma, Yongan and Qiqian.
I take pride in coexisting with men.
I, one of the two largest green lungs on earth,
Have primitive forests measuring 900,000 hectares,
Wetlands 27,800 hectares,
Standing forest stock 136 million cubic meters,
And a forest coverage of 95.35%.
I am home to rare species that only live in holarctic, arctoalpine and East Siberia forests.
I have 1743 peaks, large or small,
And remains of quaternary glaciers from one million years ago.
The oldest shrine of the great nature is studded with timeless growth rings.
My dress is striped with time-honored beaten tracks.
I saw the Kiyan tribe’s horse hooves made from melt iron leaping and galloping.
I heard reindeers owned by the Aoluguya tribe singing on the other side of the river.
I witnessed the birth of one nation after another.
Every fallen leaf bore marks of four seasons.
Every sandstone was a miniature memorandum.
The primitive forests of the Greater Khingan Range, Inner Mongolia are the cradle of the nature and human beings.
I am the source of the River Heilongjiang.
Clear fresh water flowing in more than four hundred streams has been nurturing me, and the Hulunbuir Pasture and the Northeast Plain.
The winding and trickling waters chant out the most valuable and melodious sound in the world.
My untouched stillness is an infinite source of vitality.
I am inhabited by countless rare living beings.
They are lingering,
They are running wildly…….
They fight to survive and proliferate.
Every single thing is just a matter of course of the nature.
A heritage from the remote antiquity, a treasure of genes of primitive flora and fauna of the cold temperate zone,
I am unveiled to the world so clearly for the first time,
But I must tell you I am an endless mystery.
In the immensity of the universe, I coexist with men.
After one hundred million years, I finally met you.
Thank you for understanding my language, man.
I will pay you back with a spiritual shelter you can depend on.
Produced by the Administration of the Norhtern Primitive Forests of the Greater Khingan Range, Inner Mongolia