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Location China (mainland), Inner Mongolia
Central coordinates 122o 0.00' East  51o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 40,900 ha
Altitude 784 - 1,142m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Genhe Town. There is extensive natural vegetation in the IBA, and Larix gmelinii and Betula platyphylla are the dominant species.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Moschus moschiferus, Lepus timidus, Cervus elaphus and Gulo gulo.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus passage  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Genhelengshuiyu Nature Reserve 649,500 protected area contains site 40,900  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Genhe. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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