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Location China (mainland), Anhui
Central coordinates 115o 35.00' East  31o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 28,914 ha
Altitude 574 - 1,729m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the mountains of Jinzhai County, where Anhui borders Hubei and Hunan provinces. Forest cover is 75.6%, a forest area of 21,327.3 ha. The vegetation has prominent vertical zonation, and mainly comprises northern subtropical evergreen forest and broadleaf deciduous mixed forest. In flat areas the trees are mainly beeches.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Pinus dabeshanensis. Nationally protected animals include Andrias davidianus, Panthera pardus, Lutra lutra, Manis pentadactyla and Rana rugulosa.

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 
Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Tianma Nature Reserve 28,914 is identical to site 28,914  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tianma Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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