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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%.

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 unknown  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  

Habitats

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

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yaoluoping Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/11/2014

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