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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 129o 0.00' East  43o 54.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 126,000 ha
Altitude 340 - 1,020m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description Jingpo Hu is located in the western part of the Laoye Ling mountains. The nature reserve was established to protect the forest, natural scenery and water sources. The lake is 45 km in length, and has national monuments from the Tang Dynasty, and it attracts more than 800,000 tourists every summer.

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 
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri unknown  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus unknown  1997  76 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Rufous-backed Bunting Emberiza jankowskii resident  2008  present  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Jingbohu Nature Reserve 126,000 is identical to site 126,000  

Habitats

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

Other biodiversity Nationally protected animals include Panthera tigris altaia, Cervus nippon, Naemorhedus goral, Lutra lutra, Martes zibellina and Panthera pardus. Nationally protected plants include Panax ginseng, Fraxinus mandshurica, Juglans mandshurica, Phellodendron chinense and Acanthopanax senticosus.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jingpo Hu Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2014

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