|Location||China (mainland), Sichuan|
|Central coordinates||103o 56.00' East 32o 46.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A3|
|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).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Chinese Monal Lophophorus lhuysii||resident||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Sichuan Jay Perisoreus internigrans||resident||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|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|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity Nationally protected animals include Ailurpoda melanolenca, Ailurus fulgens, Pygathrix roxellanae, Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Felis temmincki, Cervus unicolor, Moschus berezovskii and Pseudois nayaur.
Conservation response Established as a provincial-level nature reserve (55,100 ha) in 1983. The reserve was designated in 1992 as a ‘World Heritage Site’ under the World Heritage Convention, and 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: Huanglongsi Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2013
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