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Location China (mainland), Tibet
Central coordinates 98o 18.00' East  30o 52.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 890,000 ha
Altitude 2,600 - 5,274m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the northern part of the Hengduan Shan mountains, along the Jinsha Jiang river (the upper reaches of the Yangtze River). The vegetation shows vertical zonation, with arid montane deciduous scrub below 3,400 m, Picea likiangensis forest on shaded slopes and Juniperus chinesis forest on sunny slopes at 3,200-3,900 m, and alpine scrub and grassland above 3,900 m.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Macaca mulatta, Cervus albirostris and Selenarctos thibetanus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Chinese Monal Lophophorus lhuysii resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Sichuan Jay Perisoreus internigrans resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Gonjo. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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