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Location China (mainland), Inner Mongolia
Central coordinates 118o 52.00' East  48o 41.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 120,000 ha
Altitude 700 - 800m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Hulun Buir League, 30 km from Hailar City. The Huihe is a river which flows north-eastwards from the Da Hinggan Ling mountains to the Hailar He river. The IBA includes many shallow marshes, lakes and ponds, and this is one of the most important reed production area in Inner Mongolia.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Paeonia lactiflora and Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica. Nationally protected animals include Felis manul, Procapra gutturosa, Lutra lutra and Lepus timidus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis breeding  2008  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus passage  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Huihe Nature Reserve 120,000 is identical to site 120,000  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Huihe Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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