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Location China (mainland), Ningxia
Central coordinates 106o 27.00' East  38o 41.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 448,000 ha
Altitude 1,050 - 1,310m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in northern Ningxia, with the Yellow River flowing along the eastern border of the site. The climate in the IBA is temperate and arid. It is one of the main agricultural areas in Ningxia with some industrial development.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri passage  1990  < 50 individuals  unknown  A1  Critically Endangered 
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus winter  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda passage  1960-1969  100 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 


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

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

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