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Location China (mainland), Yunnan
Central coordinates 100o 7.00' East  26o 52.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4iii
Area 933 ha
Altitude 2,440 m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in north-west Lijiang County, adjacent to Lijiang City and Yulong Xueshan Nature Reserve (CN236). Lashi Hai is a rain-fed lake, and sedimentation has resulted in an increase in the shallow water area. The marshes and agricultural land in the vicinity provide suitable wintering grounds for waterbirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis unknown  1997  50 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lashihai Nature Reserve 6,523 protected area contains site 5,923  
Lashihai Wetland Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 3,560 protected area contains site 933  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -
Artificial - terrestrial   -

Other biodiversity No information.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lashi Hai. Downloaded from on 21/08/2014

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