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Location China (mainland), Liaoning
Central coordinates 121o 40.00' East  41o 36.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 11,459 ha
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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Yiwulushan Nature Reserve 14,000 is identical to site 11,351  

Habitats

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

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.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yiwulü Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/08/2014

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