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Location China (mainland), Shaanxi
Central coordinates 107o 47.00' East  33o 38.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 29,240 ha
Altitude 900 - 2,800m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located on the southern slopes of the Qinling mountains, the IBA includes four protection stations and the adjacent areas. The main habitats are temperate montane broadleaf deciduous forest, broadleaf-coniferous mixed forest, evergreen forest and scrub, and less than 10% of the IBA is agricultural land.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Giant Panda and Takin found in the reserve.

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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Foping Nature Reserve 29,420 is identical to site 29,240  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Foping Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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