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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 124o 52.00' East  51o 58.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 60,000 ha
Altitude 150 - 1,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Huma County. The Huma He is a tributary of the upper Heilongjiang River. The habitats in the IBA include hilly slopes, marshes and floodplains.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Panax ginseng, Pinus sylvestris and Acanthopanax senticosus. Animals include Alces alces, Martes zibellina and Vulpes vulpes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri breeding  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Humahe Nature Reserve 60,000 is identical to site 60,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -
Forest   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Huma He Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 27/11/2015

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