BEIJING, Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GAC Motor, Chinese leading auto manufacture, signed memorandum of cooperation with Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve (SNNR) administration and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on a three-year project, taking a leading role in China's first national park conservation plan at the "Born in Sanjiangyuan" national park initiative press conference on November 2 in Beijing, China.
The SNNR in Qinghai Province is China's most important freshwater source as it contains the headwaters of the Yangtze River, the Yellow River and the Mekong River, hence the name Sanjiangyuan , which translates into "headwaters of three rivers." It is also one of China's priority areas in biodiversity conservation and home to large varieties of wildlife as a gene bank of rare plateau species. In the memorandum of cooperation, GAC Motor will first provide two GS8 and three GS5 Super vehicles for the natural reserve's daily operations and routine patrols, followed by a series of in-depth strategic collaborations in Sanjiangyuan freshwater lakes' protection and demonstration, institutional improvement, social participation innovation and public awareness and education, offering all-around support to the conservation plan of the wetland reserve. GAC Motor's GS8 and GS5 Super have been tested to deliver optimal performance under all circumstances, including on ice fields and rough terrain, making them ideal for operation in SNNR in the Tibetan Plateau with 4,000 meters in average altitude. "From the mid-20 th Century, the SNNR is under growing ecological crisis due to global warming and dense human activities, as a company that places environmental protection and sustainable technology a top priority, it's our duty to give back to the nature and society the best way we can," said Jun Yu, General Manager of GAC Motor. GAC Motor's bestselling GS4 was the first SUV vehicle model to receive the gold medal in C-EACP (China Eco-Car Assessment Program) assessment. The company's wide range of products adopting eco-friendly technologies not only promise lower fuel consumption and emission, but also green and comfortable driving environment.