|Location||China (mainland), Gansu|
|Central coordinates||103o 59.00' East 36o 2.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A3|
|Altitude||1,300 - 3,400m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located in central Gansu near the capital city of Lanzhou. The Yellow River flows through the centre of the IBA, which has a typical Loess Plateau landscape of river gullies and eroded mountains. Liujiaxia Reservoir was constructed inside the IBA, and much of the area is agricultural land.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Huanghesanxiashidi||Nature Reserve||19,500||protected area contained by site||19,500|
|Xinglongshan||Nature Reserve||333,001||protected area contained by site||333,001|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||-|
Other biodiversity No information.
Conservation response The IBA is partially protected in the provincial-level Huanghe Sanxia Nature Reserve (19,500 ha) in Yongjing County which was established in 1995, Xinglongshan Nature Reserve (33,301 ha) in Yuzhong County which was established at the provincial-level in 1985 and upgraded to a national nature reserve in 1988, and the city-level Zhulingou Nature Reserve 6,306 ha) which was established in 1985.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loess Plateau in western Gansu. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2013
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