|Location||China (mainland), Tibet|
|Central coordinates||91o 40.00' East 29o 27.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A2, A3|
|Altitude||3,600 - 5,800m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located in the mountainous region around the Lhasa River. The habitat below 3,900 m is dry river valley scrub, from 3,900-4,500 m there is scrub dominated by Spiraea spp. on sunny slopes and Rhododendron parvifolium on the shaded slopes, from 4,500-4,900 m there is short Cypress spp. in sunny areas and Rhododendron parvifolium and Salix spp. on the shaded slopes, from 4,500-4,900 m there is Rhododendron parvifolium scrub, and from 4,900-5,200 m there is meadow. Above 5,200 m is high-mountain alpine vegetation, with bare rocks above and no glacial development.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Moschus sifanicus.
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
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