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Location China (mainland), Jilin
Central coordinates 123o 30.00' East  44o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 23,800 ha
Altitude 120 - 140m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located at the meeting point of Changling, Qian’an and Qian Gorlos counties. Dabusu Hu (CN042) lies 10 km to the north.

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
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis passage  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)  
Yaojingzicaoyuan Nature Reserve 50,600 is identical to site 23,800  


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

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

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