Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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China (mainland), Yunnan
101o 15.00' East 24o 5.00' North
A1, A2, A3
800 - 3,137m
Year of IBA assessment
Site description Located in the central-northern section of the Ailao Shan mountain range, the IBA is the watershed of the Yuan Jiang, Babian Jiang and Amo Jaing rivers. The nature reserve was mainly established to protect the broadleaf evergreen forest ecosystem. It has 71.5% forest cover, and protects the largest area of broadleaf evergreen forest remaining in China, with many plants that are endemic to Yunnan.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Ginkgo biloba, Tetracentron sinense and Calocedrus macrolepis. Animals include Neofelis nebulosa, Selenarctos thibetanus, Viverra zibetha, Viverricula indica, Prionodon pardicolor, Manis pentadactyla, Cervus unicolor, Naemorhedus goral, Presbytis phayrei, Hylobates concolor and Felis temmincki.