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Location China (mainland), Jilin
Central coordinates 122o 2.00' East  45o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 30,000 ha
Altitude 145 - 430m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in western Taonan City, adjacent to the boundary with Inner Mongolia. Yematu lies at the southern tip of the south-east ridge of the Da Hinggan Ling mountains, and has low mountains, hilly areas and dry grasslands. Many passerines pass through the area on migration.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Rufous-backed Bunting Emberiza jankowskii breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 


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

Other biodiversity Mammals include Vulpes vulpes and Canis lupus.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yematu. Downloaded from on 30/08/2014

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