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Location China (mainland), Sichuan
Central coordinates 100o 16.00' East  31o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 19,200 ha
Altitude 3,263 - 5,407m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located at the north-western edge of Luhuo County. Kasha Hu is a rectangular lake with an area of 109 ha and a maximum depth of 17 m.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Tsuga longibracteata and Abies sp. occur in the area. Animals include Moschus berezovskii, Moschus sifanicus, Selenarctos thibetanus, Felis lynx and Felis temmincki.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis breeding  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)  
Kashahu Nature Reserve 19,200 is identical to site 19,200  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -
Grassland   -
Artificial - terrestrial   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kasha Hu Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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