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Location China (mainland), Sichuan
Central coordinates 106o 52.00' East  32o 41.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 23,400 ha
Altitude 1,300 - 2,400m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in northern Nanjiang County, with the higher elevations in the northern part of the IBA. The best-preserved forest is found at 1,300-2,300 m. The vegetation shows vertical zonation, with broadleaf evergreen mixed forest at 1,300-1,600 m, mixed forest at 1,600-2,000 m, and subalpine coniferous forest at 2,000-2,300 m.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Felis temmincki, Macaca mulatta, Viverra zibetha, Lutra lutra, Moschus berezovskii.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Reeves's Pheasant Syrmaticus reevesii resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Micangshan Nature Reserve 7,363 is identical to site 23,400  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Micang Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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