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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.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Wuyuan Forest. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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