Yushan National Park- Part 2

  • 22 September, 2018
  • John Van Trieste
Curious John

Yushan National Park rises up in the middle of Taiwan’s high central mountains. From its lowest point at around 300m above sea level, the park soars up to some of Taiwan’s highest peaks. At the top of it all, at 3952m, is Taiwan’s highest summit and the park’s namesake, Yushan, or Jade Mountain. It’s a place of varied climates with varied plants and animals. In last week’s program, with the park’s Lin Wen-he as our guide, we took at look at some of the local wildlife and natural history. This week, Mr. Lin is here to guide us again as we explore the area’s indigenous culture, look back at the park’s history, and see how strict conservation policies have boosted animal populations.