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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.

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 

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  


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

Other biodiversity No information.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dashanbao Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 22/10/2014

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