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Location China (mainland), Jiangxi
Central coordinates 117o 53.00' East  29o 19.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 10,000 ha
Altitude 100 - 300m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description The IBA comprises temperate forest typical of south-eastern China.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Endangered 
Blue-crowned Laughingthrush Garrulax courtoisi unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Critically Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Gutianshan Nature Reserve 8,107 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Wuyuanchanglvkuoyelin Nature Reserve 3,800 protected area contained by site 3,807  
Wuyuanlianhuashan Nature Reserve 2,100 protected area contained by site 2,100  


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

Other biodiversity No information.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wuyuan Forest. Downloaded from on 17/04/2014

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