email a friend
printable version
Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 125o 52.00' East  49o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 3,577 ha
Altitude 262 - 280m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description Located in Nenjiang County. Keluo He Nature Reserve is in the middle reaches of the Keluo He river, which is a tributary of the Nen Jiang river. It lies in a transition zone between the Xiao Hinggan Ling mountains and the Nen Jiang plains. The area comprises meadows, patches of forest and plantations, and is rich in water plants.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri unknown  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis unknown  2008  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Keluohe Nature Reserve 3,577 is identical to site 3,577  

Habitats

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

Other biodiversity Thirty mammal species have been recorded. Nationally protected plants include Fraxinus mandshurica, Juglans mandshurica, Betula verrucosa and Fructus schisandrae.

Contribute  Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Keluo He Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife