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Location China (mainland), Qinghai
Central coordinates 101o 41.00' East  36o 54.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 1,008,000 ha
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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Baoku Local Nature Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0  
Datong Beichuan Heyuanqu Nature Reserve 198,300 protected area contained by site 198,300  
Dongxia Local Nature Reserve 0 protected area contained by site 0  

Habitats

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

Other biodiversity No information.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xining. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/08/2014

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