|Location||China (mainland), Gansu|
|Central coordinates||99o 12.00' East 40o 30.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3, A4iii|
|Altitude||1,000 - 1,924m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located in north-west Gansu, bordering Inner Mongolia in the north and the east. Habitats include steppe and desert, and 5% of the IBA is wetlands which are fed by the Hei He river. Many reservoirs have been constructed, forming a chain that extends for c.130 km. More than 20,000 waterbirds were found on migration during a survey in 1988.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||breeding||1950-1969||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Pale-backed Pigeon Columba eversmanni||unknown||1984||-||unknown||A1||Vulnerable|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity No information.
Conservation response Unprotected
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jinta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2013
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