|Location||China (mainland), Yunnan|
|Central coordinates||100o 44.00' East 27o 40.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Lugu Hu is located in north-western Yunnan and south-western Sichuan. It is a freshwater lake with shallow marshes along the edge. The lake circumference is 44 km, and it extends 9.4 km from north to south and 5.2 km from east to west. There are three islands in the lake and a peninsula.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Luguhu||Nature Reserve||8,133||protected area contains site||5,180|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||-|
Other biodiversity Ottelia acuminata var. crispa is endemic to Lugu Hu.
Conservation response Established as a provincial-level nature reserve (8,133 ha) in 1986.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lugu Hu. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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