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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 winter  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus winter  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana winter  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 winter  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio winter  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha winter  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  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Chen Hu Wetland Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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