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Location China (mainland), Sichuan
Central coordinates 103o 8.00' East  31o 6.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 200,000 ha
Altitude 1,200 - 6,250m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description Located on the western edge of the Sichuan Basin, 134 km from Chengdu. The IBA extends 52 km from east to west and 63 km from north to south. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with broadleaf evergreen forest from 1,000-1,600 m, broadleaf evergreen forest at 1,600 m, broadleaf evergreen and deciduous mixed from 1,600-2,000 m, coniferous-broadleaf mixed forest from 2,000-2,600 m, coniferous forest from 2,600-3,600 m, alpine scrub and grassland from 3,600-4,800 m, and alpine vegetation from 4,500-5,000 m.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Chinese Monal Lophophorus lhuysii resident  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Sichuan Treecreeper Certhia tianquanensis resident  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Near Threatened 
Black-throated Blue Robin Luscinia obscura unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Wolong Nature Reserve 200,000 is identical to site 200,000  

Habitats

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

Other biodiversity Nationally protected plants include Davidia involucrate and Cercidiphyllum japonicum. Animals include Ailurpoda melanolenca, Pygathrix roxellanae, Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Felis lynx, Ailurus fulgens, Cervus albirostris, Pseudois nayaur and Cervus unicolor.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wolong Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/04/2014

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