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Location China (mainland), Inner Mongolia
Central coordinates 116o 47.00' East  42o 22.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 42,477 ha
Altitude 1,200 - 1,400m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the southern section of the Da Hinggan Ling mountains. The IBA has a high diversity of habitats, including forest, scrub, grassland, wetland, sand dunes, mountains and agricultural lands, and eight rivers flow through the area.

Key Biodiversity 

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

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 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Caimushan Nature Reserve 26,000 protected area contained by site 26,000  


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

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

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