|Location||China (mainland), Gansu|
|Central coordinates||104o 45.00' East 32o 46.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A3|
|Altitude||1,500 - 3,100m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located in southern Wenxian County, bordering Sichuan in the south. The IBA mainly comprises high mountains with temperate coniferous and coniferous-broadleaf mixed forests, scrub and grassland. It has a very low human population and agricultural land covers less than 10% of its area. An ornithological survey was conducted by Lanzhou University in 1974-1975, a scientific study was conducted in 1992-1995 with the support of the Ministry of Forestry (State Forestry Administration) and the State Forestry Administration sponsored a study on the feeding behaviour of the Giant Panda in 1998.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Chinese Monal Lophophorus lhuysii||resident||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush Garrulax sukatschewi||resident||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Baishuijiang||Nature Reserve||213,750||is identical to site||213,750|
|Baishuijiang||UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve||213,750||is identical to site||213,750|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity The area supports 28 nationally protected bird species and 28 nationally protected mammal species.
Conservation response Established as a national nature reserve in 1963. Baishui Jiang was designated in 2000 as a ‘Biosphere Reserve’ under UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Baishui Jiang Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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