|Location||China (mainland), Fujian|
|Central coordinates||117o 27.00' East 27o 33.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A3|
|Altitude||700 - 2,158m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Wuyi Shan is located on the boundary between Fujian and Jiangxi provinces, and is the watershed of the Gan Jiang and Min Jiang rivers. There are more than 10 mountains over 1,800 m in the reserve, with limited areas of river basin and agricultural land.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-necklaced Partridge Arborophila gingica||resident||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Cabot's Tragopan Tragopan caboti||resident||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Elliot's Pheasant Syrmaticus ellioti||resident||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Near Threatened|
|Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Brown-chested Jungle-flycatcher Rhinomyias brunneatus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Wuyishan||Nature Reserve||56,527||is identical to site||56,527|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity Nationally protected plants include Ginkgo biloba and Bretschneidera sinensis. Nationally protected insects include Teinopalpus aureus. Animals include Felis temmincki, Neofelis nebulosa, Panthra uncial, Lutra lutra, Selenarctos thibetanus, Viverricula indica and Viverra zibetha. There were records of Panthera tigris amoyensis in the 1960s.
Conservation response Established as a national nature reserve in 1979. Wuyi Shan was designated in 1987 as a ‘Biosphere Reserve’ under UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme, and in 1999 as a ‘World Heritage Site’ under the World Heritage Convention.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fujian Wuyi Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2013
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