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Location China (mainland), Henan
Central coordinates 114o 24.00' East  31o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 10,000 ha
Altitude 150 - 846m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located at the southern tip of Luoshan County, on the northern slopes of the Dabie Shan mountains. Most of the IBA lies within the Huai He watershed, but water from two areas flows into the Yangtze River. Of the forest in the IBA, 4,646 ha are used for forestry and 5,354 ha as commune forest.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Emmenopterys henryi and Ginkgo biloba. Animals include Panthera pardus, Lutra lutra and Viverra zibetha.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Reeves's Pheasant Syrmaticus reevesii resident  1987  3,400-3,800 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dongzhai niaolei Nature Reserve 46,800 protected area contains site 10,000  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dongzhai Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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