|Location||China (mainland), Tibet|
|Central coordinates||90o 54.00' East 30o 42.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3, A4i|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located in central Tibet, about 210 km from Lhasa. The south-eastern section of the IBA is mountainous, and the eastern and western sections have open plains near the lake. Nam Co is the largest and highest-altitude lake in Tibet, with an open-water area of 192,000 ha. The islets in the lake are used as breeding habitat by birds.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis||breeding||2008||250-999 individuals||unknown||A1, A4i||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Namucuo||Nature Reserve||1,061,000||is identical to site||1,060,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity The area supports a nationally protected bird, Tetraogallus tibetanus, and nationally protected animals including Ursus arctos, Panthra uncia, Equus kiang and Pantholops hodgsoni.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nam Co. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/09/2014
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