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Location China (mainland), Jilin
Central coordinates 128o 0.00' East  42o 3.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 196,465 ha
Altitude 780 - 2,690m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in south-eastern Jilin Province, with North Korea to the south-east. The IBA is in the core area of Changbai Shan’s primary forest, with prominent vertical zonation of vegetation from temperate coniferous-broadleaf mixed forest to tundra on the summit.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus breeding  1990-1992  40-50 breeding pairs  unknown  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Endangered 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Changbaishan Nature Reserve 196,475 is identical to site 196,465  


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

Other biodiversity Nationally protected animals include Panthera tigris altaia, Martes zibellina, Cervus nippon, Lutra lutra and Naemorhedus goral.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Changbai Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 21/04/2014

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