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Location China (mainland), Sichuan
Central coordinates 104o 45.00' East  32o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 40,000 ha
Altitude 1,150 - 3,864m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Guanhu Town, Qingchuan County of Guangyuan City, on the northern edge of the Sichuan Basin, on the north-western side of Longmen Shan and in the southern foothills of the Motian Ling mountains. The IBA is bordered by Baishui Jiang Nature Reserve (CN169) in Wenxian County, Gansu Province to the north and Pingwu County to the west. It is highest in the north-west and lowest in the south-east. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with evergreen broadleaf forest (below 1,600 m), mixed evergreen and deciduous broadleaf forests and conifers (1,600-2,100 m), mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest (2,100-2,400 m), subalpine coniferous forest (2,400-3,600 m) and alpine scrub and meadows (above 3,600 m).

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Davidia involucrate, Tetracentron sinense and Cathaya argyrophylla. Animals include Panthera tigris amoyensis, Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Presbytis francoisi, Macaca mulatta, Manis pentadactyla, Viverra zibetha and Viverricula indica.

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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Tangjiahe Nature Reserve 40,000 is identical to site 40,000  


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: Tangjiahe Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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