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Location China (mainland), Tibet
Central coordinates 91o 25.00' East  29o 49.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 614,350 ha
Altitude 3,000 - 4,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description This IBA comprises plains along the Yarlong Zangpo river.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis breeding  1990  3,041 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Yaluzangbujiangzhongyouheguoheijinghe Nature Reserve 614,350 is identical to site 614,350  


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: Yarlong Zangpo Middle Reaches Black-necked Crane Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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