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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.

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 [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
White-eared Night-heron Gorsachius magnificus unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  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  

Habitats

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

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Houhe Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2014

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