|Location||China (mainland), Jiangsu|
|Central coordinates||119o 25.00' East 32o 35.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Altitude||5 - 7m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Shaobo Hu is located 15 km north of Yangzhou City. The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal lies to the east of the lake. The western shore of the lake has been straightened by reclamation. Shaobo Hu receives water from channels and then flows into the Yangtze River. The shallow area of the lake is dominated by reeds, and there are extensive agricultural lands in the adjacent areas.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Swan Goose Anser cygnoides||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A4i||Vulnerable|
|Baikal Teal Anas formosa||unknown||1991||600 individuals||unknown||A1, A4i||Least Concern|
|Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri||unknown||1991||30 individuals||unknown||A1, A4i||Critically Endangered|
|Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A4i||Endangered|
|Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||-|
Other biodiversity No information.
Conservation response This IBA includes two county-level nature reserves, Hanjiang Shaobo Hu Nature Reserve (1,538 ha, in Yangzhou City, established in 2004) and Jiangdu Shaobo Hu Nature Reserve (2,667 ha, in Jiangdu City, established in 2005).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shaobo Hu Lake Area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013
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