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Location China (mainland), Yunnan
Central coordinates 103o 19.00' East  27o 25.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 19,200 ha
Altitude 2,215 - 3,364m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description Located on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, near the Sichuan-Guizhou border.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis winter  2008  1,300 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

2008 medium favourable medium
  Population
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Grus nigricollis Black-necked Crane 1043 1170 individuals 100 favourable

Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  medium 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dashanbao Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 5,958 protected area contained by site 5,958  
Dashanbaoheijinghe Nature Reserve 19,200 is identical to site 19,200  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   13%
Grassland   69%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dashanbao Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/12/2014

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