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Location China (mainland), Xinjiang
Central coordinates 82o 45.00' East  43o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 38,000 ha
Altitude 1,300 - 4,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located on the north-east side of Hantengri Feng (6,995 m), in the Tekes River region, 150 km south-east of Yining City and 400 km south south-west of Urumqi. The IBA is a breeding ground for upland bird species.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Panthra uncia, Ursus arctos, Vulpes vulpes, Cervus elaphus, Ovis ammon and Sus scrofa.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Gongliu Forest Nature Reserve 28,000 protected area contained by site 28,000  
Gongliuyehetao Nature Reserve 1,180 protected area contained by site 1,180  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Gongliu spruce forest. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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