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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.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

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   

IBA Monitoring

2008 high not assessed medium
  unset
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

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(50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity 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

Habitats

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

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

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