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Location China (mainland), Sichuan
Central coordinates 103o 56.00' East  32o 46.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 55,100 ha
Altitude 1,700 - 5,588m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located 35 km north-east of Songpan County. The highest peak in the IBA is Xuebaoding, at 5,588 m, and the lowest point lies at the eastern edge of the reserve, at 1,700 m. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with broadleaf evergreen and deciduous mixed forest (1,800-2,000 m), coniferous-broadleaf mixed forest (2,000-2,300 m), coniferous forest (2,300-3,800 m) and alpine scrub and grassland (above 3,800 m).

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Ailurpoda melanolenca, Ailurus fulgens, Pygathrix roxellanae, Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Felis temmincki, Cervus unicolor, Moschus berezovskii 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 
Sichuan Jay Perisoreus internigrans resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Huanglong UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 138,000 protected area contains site 55,100  
Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area World Heritage Site 70,000 protected area contains site 55,100  
Huanglongsi Nature Reserve 55,051 is identical to site 55,100  
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area World Heritage Site 72,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Huanglongsi Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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