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Location China (mainland), Gansu
Central coordinates 99o 12.00' East  40o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4iii
Area 1,800,000 ha
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.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  1950-1969  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni breeding  1984  < 50 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   -
Desert   -

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

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