|Location||China (mainland), Xinjiang|
|Central coordinates||89o 25.00' East 36o 20.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3|
|Altitude||4,800 - 5,300m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Jingyu Hu lake is located where Xinjiang borders Tibet and Qinghai. It is a high-altitude salt lake with an area of 17,000 ha. The lake is fed by snowmelt and glaciers, and the main habitats in the IBA are grassland, marshy meadow, barren rock and saltpans.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Saker Falcon Falco cherrug||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Aerjinshan||Nature Reserve||4,500,000||protected area contains site||27,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity Twenty-two 22 mammal species recorded in the area, including Vulpes vulpes, Panthra uncia, Ursus arctos, Equus kiang, Ovis ammon, Marmota himalayana, Pantholops hodgsoni, and Bos mutus. This area is probably a breeding ground of P. hodgsoni, with over 1,000 seen in 1988.
Conservation response The IBA is inside Altun Shan Nature Reserve, which was established in 1983 and upgraded to a national nature reserve in 1985.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jingyu Hu. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013
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