|Location||China (mainland), Qinghai|
|Central coordinates||101o 41.00' East 36o 54.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A3|
|Altitude||2,600 - 2,700m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located in eastern Qinghai on the lower reaches of the Huangshui He river, south of the Datong He river and east of Qinghai Hu lake (CN156). The IBA has a temperate, semi-arid alpine climate. It is a relatively populated area with agricultural and herding economies, and it is also the most industrialised part of Qinghai.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Saker Falcon Falco cherrug||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity No information.
Conservation response The IBA is partially protected in the city-level Baoku Nature Reserve and Dongxia Nature Reserve, which were established in 1984, and the provincial-level Datong Beichuan Heyuanqu Nature Reserve (198,300 ha) which was established in 2005.
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