|Location||China (mainland), Liaoning|
|Central coordinates||121o 40.00' East 41o 36.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3, A4i|
|Altitude||200 - 800m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located in Jinzhou City, western Liaoning. The IBA lies at the end of the Yin Shan mountain range and is a popular tourist destination. It is hot and rainy in summer but cold and dry in winter. The main habitat is forest, and there is also scrub, rivers and streams. The largest numbers of birds occur during the migration seasons.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Black Stork Ciconia nigra||breeding||2008||11 individuals||unknown||A4i||Least Concern|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||passage||1990||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Yiwulushan||Nature Reserve||14,000||is identical to site||11,351|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity Mammal populations have declined in recent years, and now there are only occasional records of smaller species such as hares, badgers, Siberian Weasel and Raccoon Dogs.
Conservation response Established as a provincial-level nature reserve in 1981, and upgraded to a national nature reserve in 1988.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yiwulü Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013
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