|Location||China (mainland), Gansu|
|Central coordinates||103o 15.00' East 38o 47.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3|
|Altitude||1,100 - 1,950m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located in northern Gansu, with the border of Inner Mongolia to the north. The IBA is generally flat, and the Shijun He river flows throught it. The main habitats are desert and steppe. Several reservoirs (Ximahu, Zihu, Hongya) have been constructed along the river, and there are also several saline wetlands along the river.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Pale-backed Pigeon Columba eversmanni||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Liangucheng||Nature Reserve||389,900||protected area contained by site||389,900|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity The Liangucheng reserve was established for the conservation of Mongolian Gazelle.
Conservation response The IBA is partially protected in Liangucheng National Nature Reserve (389,883 ha), which was established in 1982.
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