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Location China (mainland), Hunan
Central coordinates 110o 44.00' East  30o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 66,570 ha
Altitude 251 - 2,099m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Shimen County, near the border between Hunan and Hubei provinces. The northern part of the IBA links to Wufeng and Hefeng counties in Hubei. There are seven rivers in the nature reserve. The forest area below 800 m has been largely replaced by agricultural crops and plantations, but most of the IBA above 800 m has well-established secondary forests.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Davidia involucrate. Animals include Panthera tigris amoyensis, Selenarctos thibetanus, Capricornis sumatraensis and Naemorhedus goral.

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 
Silver Oriole Oriolus mellianus passage  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Brown-chested Jungle-flycatcher Rhinomyias brunneatus breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Shimenhupingshan Nature Reserve 66,568 is identical to site 66,568  


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

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

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