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Location China (mainland), Chongqing
Central coordinates 107o 11.00' East  28o 57.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 41,850 ha
Altitude 800 - 2,251m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Jinfo Shan is located at the eastern edge of the Sichuan Basin. The reserve was mainly established for the protection of Cathaya argrophylla. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with subtropical coniferous forest below 1,500 m, broadleaf evergreen forest from 1,500-1,900 m, and alpine meadows above 1,900 m.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Cathaya argyrophylla, Davidia involucrate and Tetracentron sinense. Nationally protected animals include Presbytis francoisi, Macaca mulatta, Panthera tigris amoyensis, Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Manis pentadactyla, Viverricula indica and Viverra zibetha.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Reeves's Pheasant Syrmaticus reevesii resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Jinfoshan Nature Reserve 41,850 is identical to site 41,850  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Jinfo Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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