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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 133o 16.00' East  46o 56.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 160,595 ha
Altitude 41 - 83m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description The Naoli He river is a tributary of the Wusuli Jiang river (River Ussuri), and has a length of 596 km. The IBA is located on the lower and middle reaches of the river, bounded by the flood-control levees.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Twenty-five species of mammals have been recorded in the area, including Cervus nippon, Cervus elaphus, Alces alces, Selenarctos thibetanus, Lutra lutra, Canis lupus and Lepus timidus. Nationally protected plants include Phellodendron chinense, Fraxinus mandshurica and Juglans mandshurica.

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 resident  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana passage  2008  28 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana breeding  2008  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis passage  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Naolihe Nature Reserve 160,595 protected area contains site 90,000  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Naoli He Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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