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Location China (mainland), Inner Mongolia
Central coordinates 122o 14.00' East  42o 46.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 8,183 ha
Altitude 168 - 253m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the south-western part of Horqin Zuoyi Houqi, Jirem League, 25 km from Ganjig. The IBA includes a 24 km long valley, 200-300 m wide and 40-50 m in depth, which was formed by erosion caused by water flow. In the valley dense forest grows along the river banks, and the area was designated as a forest preservation area in 1952 and established as a forestry farm since 1958. Outside the valley the habitats are sand dunes, grassland and scrub.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Quercus mongolica and Fraxinus mandshurica.

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 
Great Bustard Otis tarda passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis passage  2008  present  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Daqinggou Nature Reserve 8,183 is identical to site 8,183  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Daqinggou Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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