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Location China (mainland), Inner Mongolia
Central coordinates 117o 11.00' East  43o 33.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 13,862 ha
Altitude 1,300 - 1,500m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the north-western part of Hexigten Qi, Chifeng City, in the transitional area between the Da Hinggan Ling mountains and the Inner Mongolia Plateau.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Felis lynx, Procapra gutturosa and Cervus elaphus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana passage  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dalinuoerniaolei Nature Reserve 119,413 protected area contains site 13,862  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bayan Obo Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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