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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 128o 52.00' East  47o 11.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 12,133 ha
Altitude 280 - 707m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description Located in the southern part of Yichun City, on the southern slopes of the Xiao Hinggan Ling mountains. The IBA used to be a forest farm and was designated as an experimental forest farm of North-east Forestry University in 1958. It includes 4,100 ha of Pinus koraiensis forest, and riverine vegetation provides suitable tree-holes for nesting Mergus squamatus and Aix galericulata.

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 unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Blakiston's Eagle-owl Bubo blakistoni resident  2008  unknown  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Liangshui Nature Reserve 12,133 is identical to site 12,133  

Habitats

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

Other biodiversity Supports nine species of nationally protected animals and six species of nationally protected plants.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Liangshui Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/11/2014

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