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Location China (mainland), Anhui
Central coordinates 117o 4.00' East  30o 23.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 33,400 ha
Altitude 1 - 2m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Shengjin Hu is located on the southern shore of the Yangtze River, in south-west Anhui Province, 10 km from Anqing City. In 1965 the construction of Huangpan Gate separated the lake from the Yangtze River, and formed a reservoir. The fishery resources have decreased dramatically since then.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: The nationally protected fish Myxocyprinus asiaticus occurs in the lake.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid unknown  1993  1,040 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus winter  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri winter  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana winter  1989  352 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca winter  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda winter  1986  120 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus winter  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio winter  1993  424 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha winter  1990-1999  300-453 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Shengjinhu Wildfowl Sanctuary 33,400 protected area contains site 13,300  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Shengjin Hu Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 30/11/2015

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