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Location China (mainland), Henan
Central coordinates 114o 29.00' East  34o 54.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 16,148 ha
Altitude 65 - 80m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Liuyuankou Nature Reserve is located in eastern Henan, 10 km north of Kaifeng City. The reserve extends 60 km from east to west and 15.5 km from north to south. Within the nature reserve the banks of the Yellow River are 10-20 km apart, with an open water width of 20 km.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Critically Endangered 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Swan Goose Anser cygnoides unknown  1993  255 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Baikal Teal Anas formosa unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Endangered 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus unknown  1991  43 individuals  unknown  A1  Critically Endangered 
White-naped Crane Grus vipio unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Crane Grus grus unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kaifengliuyuankou Nature Reserve 16,148 protected area contained by site 16,148  


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

Other biodiversity No information.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kaifeng Liuyuankou Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 19/04/2014

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