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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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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

Habitats

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

Other biodiversity The nationally protected fish Myxocyprinus asiaticus occurs in the lake.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shengjin Hu Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2014

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