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Location China (mainland), Anhui
Central coordinates 116o 9.00' East  30o 53.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 12,300 ha
Altitude 500 - 1,721m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the Dabie Shan mountains, 55 km north-west of Yuexi County. The reserve has a core area of 2,120 ha, a buffer area of 2,840 ha and an economic area of 7,340 ha. Forest cover is 90%.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: This area is the type locality of Pinus dabeshanensis. Animals include Andrias davidianus, Panthera pardus and Viverricula indica.

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)  
Yaoluoping Nature Reserve 12,300 is identical to site 12,300  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest (temp/boreal  90%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Yaoluoping Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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