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Location China (mainland), Sichuan
Central coordinates 104o 0.00' East  31o 33.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 63,700 ha
Altitude 1,050 - 4,989m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the western edge of Jinzhu and Shifang cities, in the southern section of the Longmen Shan mountain ranges. Ancient geological movements formed sheer mountains in western Sichuan. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with subtropical broadleaf evergreen forest from 1,000-1,600 m, broadleaf evergreen and deciduous mixed forest from 1,600-2,400 m, coniferous-broadleaf mixed forest from 2,400-3,000 m, coniferous forest from 3,000-3,800 m, alpine scrub and grassland from 3,800-4,300 m, and alpine vegetation above 4,300 m.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Davidia involucrate, Taiwania cryptomerioides, Cercidiphyllum japonicum and Ginkgo biloba. Animals include Ailurpoda melanolenca, Pygathrix roxellanae, Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Ailurus fulgens, Moschus berezovskii, Macaca thibetana, Pseudois nayaur and Cervus unicolor.

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 
Reeves's Pheasant Syrmaticus reevesii resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Jiudingshan Nature Reserve 63,700 is identical to site 63,700  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Jiuding Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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