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Location China (mainland), Shaanxi
Central coordinates 107o 38.00' East  33o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 29,906 ha
Altitude 800 - 3,071m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Yang Xian county, on the southern slopes of the central Qinling mountains. The IBA has primary and secondary forests, and despite the heavy disturbance to the forest it has retained its biodiversity. The nature reserve was established to protect Giant Panda and its habitats, and there has been a GEF site management project since 1997.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

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)  
Changqing Nature Reserve 29,906 is identical to site 29,906  


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

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

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