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Location China (mainland), Gansu
Central coordinates 102o 15.00' East  33o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4iii
Area 37,500 ha
Altitude 3,450 m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located south of Maqu County and adjacent to the Zoige (Ruo’ergai) marshes in Sichuan to the east. The main habitats in the IBA are grassland and wetland, with flooded marshland where the Yellow River flows through the east of the site. The area is sparsely populated, mainly be Tibetan herdsmen.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis breeding  2008  60 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Huang He Shouqu Nature Reserve 0 is identical to site 37,500  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Huang He Shouqu Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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