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Location China (mainland), Sichuan
Central coordinates 102o 55.00' East  29o 33.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 16,000 ha
Altitude 1,100 - 3,485m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in south-west Hongya County. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with subtropical broadleaf evergreen forest from 1,100-1,800 m, broadleaf evergreen and deciduous mixed forest from 1,800-2,400 m, coniferous-broadleaf mixed forest from 2,400-2,600 m, and coniferous forest above 2,600 m.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Ailurpoda melanolenca, Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Ailurus fulgens, Macaca mulatta, Viverra zibetha, Felis temmincki, Moschus berezovskii and Budorcas taxicolor.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Omei Shan Liocichla Liocichla omeiensis resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Gold-fronted Fulvetta Alcippe variegaticeps resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Grey-hooded Parrotbill Paradoxornis zappeyi resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Wawushan Nature Reserve 36,490 protected area contains site 16,000  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Wawu Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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