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Location China (mainland), Sichuan
Central coordinates 101o 34.00' East  29o 13.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 84,300 ha
Altitude 3,080 - 6,061m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the northern part of Jiulong County. The IBA has steep mountains and deep river valleys. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with alpine coniferous forest from 3,100-4,000 m, and alpine scrub and grassland above 4,000 m.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals including Panthera pardus, Cervus albirostris, Macaca mulatta, Ailurus fulgens, Felis lynx, Felis temmincki, Moschus berezovskii, Pseudois nayaur, Ovis ammon, Cervus unicolor and Naemorhedus goral.

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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Wahuishan Nature Reserve 84,300 is identical to site 84,300  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Wahuishan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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