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Location China (mainland), Tibet
Central coordinates 91o 40.00' East  28o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 103,000 ha
Altitude 800 - 7,089m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located on the southern slope of the Himalayas. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with tropical evergreen rainforest (below 1,000 m), montane broadleaf evergreen forest (1,000-2,600 m), coniferous-broadleaf mixed forest (2,600-3,400 m), coniferous forest (3,400-4,100 m), rhododendron scrub (4,100-4,400 m), and high-mountain scrub and grassland (above 4,400 m).

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Presbytis entellus (a primate endemic to the Himalayas), Selenarctos thibetanus, Ursus arctos, Ailurus fulgens, Moschus chrysogaster and Capricornis sumatraensis.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Sclater's Monal Lophophorus sclateri resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lhakhang. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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