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Location China (mainland), Jilin
Central coordinates 123o 45.00' East  46o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 144,000 ha
Altitude 120 - 150m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Zhenlai County, western Jilin Province, 22 km from the city. The IBA includes 30,000 ha of marshes, 20,000 ha of grassland, 11,540 ha of woodland and 11,200 ha of agricultural land.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals include Canis lupus, Vulpes vulpes and Lepus capensis.

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 breeding  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana breeding  1989  800 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis breeding  2008  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus passage  1989  425 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Critically Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2008  100,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Momoge Nature Reserve 144,000 is identical to site 144,000  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Melmeg (Momege) Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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