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Location China (mainland), Tibet
Central coordinates 91o 31.00' East  30o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A2, A3
Area 7,500 ha
Altitude 4,100 - 5,385m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the mountains around the upper Lhasa River, near the middle reaches of the Yarlong Zangbo river. The habitats in the IBA include scrub of Spiraea spp., Salix spp. and Rhododendron parvifolium on shaded slopes at 4,100-4,900 m, Sabina tibetica forest on sunny slopes, meadows at 4,900-5,200 m and high-mountain alpine vegetation above 5,200 m, with bare rocks above and no glacial development.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected species include Ursus arctos and Moschus sifanicus.


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Razhêng Temple. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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