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Location China (mainland), Inner Mongolia
Central coordinates 121o 57.00' East  44o 54.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 126,987 ha
Altitude 180 - 200m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Holqin Youyi Zhongqi (a district unit similar to a ‘village’). The IBA includes the flood plain near the southern slopes of the Da Hinggan Ling mountains, with large areas of marshland. The natural vegetation is well preserved in this area.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Procapra gutturosa occurs in this area.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga unknown  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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Keerxin Nature Reserve 126,990 is identical to site 126,987  


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

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

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