|Location||China (mainland), Gansu|
|Central coordinates||102o 19.00' East 34o 14.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii|
|Altitude||2,900 - 3,450m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located in Luqu County, with the border of Sichuan Province to the south. Ga Hai is a highland lake with c.5 km2 of open water area and an average depth of 2-3 m, which is fed by mountain streams and precipitation. The outflow from the lake is the Tao He river. The area has a sparse human population and animal husbandry is the main activity. Over-grazing has caused problems of desertification.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis||unknown||1996||80-82 individuals||unknown||A1, A4i||Vulnerable|
|Common Redshank Tringa totanus||unknown||2008||20,000 individuals||unknown||A4i||Least Concern|
|Sichuan Jay Perisoreus internigrans||resident||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A4iii|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Ga Hai||Nature Reserve||10,800||unknown||0|
|Ganligahai-zecha||Nature Reserve||247,431||is identical to site||247,431|
|Ze Cha||Nature Reserve||70,498||unknown||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity No information.
Conservation response Designated as a provincial-level nature reserve (34,000 ha) in 1982, and upgraded to a national nature reserve (247,431 ha) in 1997.
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