|Location||China (mainland), Tibet|
|Central coordinates||87o 30.00' East 30o 29.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3, A4i|
|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.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis||breeding||2008||-||unknown||A1, A4i||Vulnerable|
|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)|
Other biodiversity Nationally protected animals include Ursus arctos, Panthra uncia, Equus kiang and Pantholops hodgsoni.
Conservation response The provincial-level Xainza Nature Reserve was established in 1993. It was upgraded to become the present national-level nature reserve in 2003.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Siling Co Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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