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Location China (mainland), Sichuan
Central coordinates 102o 26.00' East  30o 12.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 13,241 ha
Altitude 1,050 - 4,862m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Tianquan County. The IBA is in a transitional mountain-canyon area between the Sichuan Basin and the Sichuan Plateau. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with broadleaf evergreen forest below 1,600 m, broadleaf evergreen and deciduous mixed forest 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 3,600-4,100 m, and alpine vegetation above 4,100 m.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Davidia involucrate, Tetracentron sinense and Cercidiphyllum japonicum. Animals include Ailurpoda melanolenca, Pygathrix roxellanae, Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Felis temmincki, Ailurus fulgens, Pseudois nayaur, Moschus berezovskii, Macaca thibetana, Macaca mulatta 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 
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis winter  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Omei Shan Liocichla Liocichla omeiensis resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Gold-fronted Fulvetta Alcippe variegaticeps resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Sichuan Treecreeper Certhia tianquanensis resident  2009  present  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Labahe Nature Reserve 23,437 protected area contains site 13,241  
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains World Heritage Site 924,500 protected area contains site 13,241  


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

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

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