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Location China (mainland), Tibet
Central coordinates 90o 37.00' East  29o 11.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4iii
Area 90,000 ha
Altitude 4,500 m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Yamdrok Co is a highland lake with an area of 67,800 ha, with some agricultural land and villages nearly. It is becoming an important tourist attraction.

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  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Yaluzangbujiangzhongyouheguoheijinghe Nature Reserve 614,350 protected area overlaps with site 30,000  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Yamdrok Co. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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