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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 133o 13.00' East  48o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 36,663 ha
Altitude 42 - 626m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description Located within the boundary of Qindeli Farm, Tongjiang City. The reserve extends 77 km from east to west, and the habitats include sandy beaches, marshes and forests.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Qindeli Nature Reserve 36,663 is identical to site 36,663  

Habitats

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

Other biodiversity Twenty-seven species of mammals have been recorded in the area, including Cervus nippon, Alces alces, Martes zibellina, Ursus arctos, Selenarctos thibetanus, Cervus elaphus, Lutra lutra and Lepus timidus. Nationally protected plants include Fructus schisandrae, Phellodendron chinense and Fraxinus mandshurica.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Qindeli Sturgeon Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/04/2014

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