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Location China (mainland), Sichuan
Central coordinates 103o 23.00' East  33o 24.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 143,800 ha
Altitude 3,000 - 4,225m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description Located in the east of Zoigê County. The main habitats are coniferous forest, scrub and grassland, and areas below 3,200 m have largely been converted into agricultural land.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Panthera pardus, Felis lynx, Felis temmincki, Ailurus fulgens, Cervus unicolor, Cervus elaphus, Moschus berezovskii, Moschus sifanicus, Naemorhedus goral, Ovis ammon and Pseudois nayaur.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Chinese Monal Lophophorus lhuysii resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Sichuan Jay Perisoreus internigrans resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush Garrulax sukatschewi resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Rusty-throated Parrotbill Paradoxornis przewalskii resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Babso (Baozuo) Nature Reserve 143,800 is identical to site 143,800  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -
Shrubland   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Babso Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014

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