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Yulong Xueshan Nature Reserve
China (mainland), Yunnan
100o 10.00' East 27o 20.00' North
A1, A2, A3
2,415 - 5,596m
Year of IBA assessment
Site description Located in Lijiang County, north-west Yunnan. Yulong Xueshan is the main submit of the Hengduan Shan’s Yunling ranges. Lijiang City lies 30 km south-east of Yulong Xueshan, and the plateau around the city is at c.2,400 m and is a major agricultural area. The Jinsha Jiang river valley runs to the north-west of Yulong Xueshan, and the vertical difference between the water surface and the summit is 3,000 m.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Psammosilene tunicoides, Coptis teeta and Torreya yunnanensis. Animals include Neofelis nebulosa, Panthera pardus, Felis temmincki, Ailurus fulgens, Selenarctos thibetanus and Macaca mulatta.