|Location||China (mainland), Yunnan|
|Central coordinates||99o 10.00' East 28o 5.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A2, A3|
|Altitude||2,000 - 5,429m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located in south-east Dêqên County, north-western Yunnan. The IBA is in the central part of the Hengduan Shan’s Yunling ranges, with the highest summit at 5,429 m, and most of the higher parts have snow cover all year round. The Jinsha Jiang and Lanchang Jiang have cut deep river valleys (some 2,000 m deep) in the east and west of the IBA. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation.
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Baimaxueshan||Nature Reserve||276,400||is identical to site||28,164|
|Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas||World Heritage Site||977,721||protected area contains site||190,144|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity Nationally protected plants include Kingdonia uniflora and Kingdonia uniflora. Animals include Rhinopithecus bieti, Neofelis nebulosa, Panthra uncial, Panthera pardus, Canis lupus, Ailurus fulgens, Selenarctos thibetanus, Felis lynx, Pseudois nayaur, Macaca assamensis, Martes foina, Naemorhedus goral and Lutralutra.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Baima Xueshan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2013
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