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Location China (mainland), Qinghai
Central coordinates 100o 27.00' East  35o 42.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 1,620,000 ha
Altitude 2,700 - 4,568m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description The IBA includes four counties in the Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, south of Qinghai Hu lake (CN156). It is bisected by the Yellow River and includes Longyangxia Reservoir. The main habitat is grassland but this is affected by over-grazing.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

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 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Area between Qinghai Hu and A'nyêmaqên. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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