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Location China (mainland), Sichuan
Central coordinates 103o 16.00' East  28o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 38,800 ha
Altitude 1,130 - 3,962m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the northern part of Leibo County. The IBA is on the eastern slope of Huangmaogeng in the Liangshan mountains, north of the Jinsha Jiang river (i.e. the upper reaches of the Yangtze River).

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Important site also to Giant Panda, Lesser panda, Leopard, Musk Deer and Asiatic Black Bear.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Sichuan Partridge Arborophila rufipectus resident  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Silver Oriole Oriolus mellianus unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Omei Shan Liocichla Liocichla omeiensis 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)  
Mamize Nature Reserve 38,800 is identical to site 38,800  


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

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

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