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Location China (mainland), Guizhou
Central coordinates 108o 46.00' East  27o 55.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 41,900 ha
Altitude 500 - 2,752m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Tongryan district, north-eastern Guizhou. The IBA extends 21 km from east to west, and 27 km from north to south. Subtropical broadleaf evergreen forest is well developed and well preserved in the IBA, which is an important site for Rhinopithecus brelichi.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Cercidiphyllum japonicum, Davidia involucrate and Emmenopterys henryi. Animals include Rhinopithecus brelichi, Macaca assamensis, Panthera tigris amoyensis, Neofelis nebulosa, Capricornis sumatraensis and Moschus berezovskii.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Reeves's Pheasant Syrmaticus reevesii resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Elliot's Pheasant Syrmaticus ellioti resident  2008  present  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Fanjingshan (Guizhou) Nature Reserve 41,960 is identical to site 41,900  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -
Shrubland   -
Artificial - terrestrial   -

Further web sources of information 

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) species/site profile. This site has been identified as an AZE due to it containing a Critically Endangered or Endangered species with a limited range.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Fanjing Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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