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Location China (mainland), Hubei
Central coordinates 113o 49.00' East  30o 18.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 21,918 ha
Altitude 20 m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description Chen Hu lake is located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, 48 km from Wuhan City. It is a typical Yangtze basin lake which buffers flood waters.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri unknown  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana unknown  2008  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha unknown  1995  127 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Chenhushidizhenqin Nature Reserve 9,047 is identical to site 21,918  

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chen Hu Wetland Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014

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