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Location China (mainland), Inner Mongolia
Central coordinates 118o 36.00' East  44o 14.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 100,400 ha
Altitude 1,000 - 1,997m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the southern section of the Da Hinggan Ling mountains. The mountains in the IBA extend from north-east to south-west and average over 1,000 m, with the highest peak, named Wulanbashan, at 1,997 m. The vegetation is complex, with grassland and broadleaf forest.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: One hundred and forty Naemorhedus goral were discovered here in 1999.

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 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Saihan UI National Nature Reserve 100,400 is identical to site 100,400  
Saihan Wula UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 100,506 protected area contains site 100,400  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Saihan Ul Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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