Jiangxi has abundant mineral resources. Of the 150 known minerals, more than 140 have been found in Jiangxi. 59% of Jiangxi's territory is covered with forest. Its timber reserve amounts to 250 million cubic meters, in addition to 1 billion plants of bamboo, both figures taking leading positions in the country. The province boasts more than 4,000 species of seed plants, some 470 types of pteridophyte and over 100 types of bryophyte. The good ecological environment characterized with rich water resource, changing topographies and wide coverage of vegetation ensures Jiangxi's abundance in wildlife. Fish and birds, large in number of species, have great economic value and therefore have the priority for protection.