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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 123o 3.00' East  51o 37.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 167,213 ha
Altitude 700 - 1,528m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Huzhong District of Da Hinggan Ling Region. Huzhong Nature Reserve lies between the main ridge of the Da Hinggan Ling mountains and the north-eastern slope of the Yilehuli Shan mountains, and it is the only nature reserve in the taiga forest zone in China.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: There are 56 species of mammals in the reserve, including the nationally protected Alces alces, Gulo gulo and Martes zibellina.

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 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus passage  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Huzhong Nature Reserve 167,213 is identical to site 167,213  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Huzhong Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/11/2015

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