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Location China (mainland), Henan
Central coordinates 112o 30.00' East  34o 52.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 8,400 ha
Altitude 120 - 130m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Mengjin Huanghe Nature Reserve is located in the north-eastern part of Mengjin County, in the middle reaches of the Huang He (Yellow River). Siltation of the river bed has changed the course of the river many times, and formed a large area of floodplain. The nature reserve is 28 km long and 0.5-5.0 km wide.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri unknown  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Indian Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana winter  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda winter  1998  52 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Huangheshidi Nature Reserve 190,000 protected area contains site 8,400  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Mengjin Huanghe Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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