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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.

Key Biodiversity 

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

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   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Yematu. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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