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Location China (mainland), Tibet
Central coordinates 87o 30.00' East  30o 29.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 2,032,380 ha
Altitude 4,000 - 6,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Changtang, north-western Tibet. The average elevation of the IBA is 4,800 m, and it includes an extensive inland river system. The islets in the IBA’s lakes are important breeding grounds for birds.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Ursus arctos, Panthra uncia, Equus kiang and Pantholops hodgsoni.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis breeding  2008  250-999 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Selincuoheijinghe Nature Reserve 2,032,380 is identical to site 2,032,380  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Siling Co Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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