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Location China (mainland), Gansu
Central coordinates 104o 7.00' East  33o 14.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 16,200 ha
Altitude 1,700 - 4,453m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located on the northern slope of the eastern section of Minjiang, at the eastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lowest point of the IBA is Wangjiaheba Goukou at 1,700 m and the highest point is at 4,453 m. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with broadleaf evergreen and deciduous mixed forest (1,700-1,900 m), coniferous-broadleaf mixed forest (1,900-2,400 m), coniferous forest (2,400-3,500 m), and alpine scrub and grassland (above 3,500 m)

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Euptelea pleiospermum and Kingdonia uniflora. Animals include Ailurpoda melanolenca, Pygathrix roxellanae, Felis temmincki, Ailurus fulgens, Panthera pardus, Felis lynx, Moschus berezovskii, Moschus sifanicus 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 
Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush Garrulax sukatschewi resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Black-throated Blue Robin Luscinia obscura breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Baihe (Sichuan) Nature Reserve 20,000 protected area contains site 16,200  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Baihe Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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