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Location China (mainland), Hubei
Central coordinates 110o 34.00' East  30o 6.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 10,340 ha
Altitude 422 - 2,252m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in south-west Hubei Province, the IBA is part of the Yangtze River catchment. The river flows through the reserve from east to west.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Gingo biloba. Animals include Panthera tigris amoyensis, Neofelis nebulosa, Panthera pardus, Viverra zibetha and Viverricula indica.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Reeves's Pheasant Syrmaticus reevesii resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-eared Night-heron Gorsachius magnificus unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Houhe Nature Reserve 40,964 protected area contained by site 40,964  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Houhe Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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