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Location China (mainland), Fujian
Central coordinates 117o 27.00' East  27o 33.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 56,527 ha
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.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird 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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Collared Partridge Arborophila gingica resident  2008  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Cabot's Tragopan Tragopan caboti resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Elliot's Pheasant Syrmaticus ellioti resident  2008  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus winter  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)  
Mount Wuyi World Heritage Site 99,975 protected area overlaps with site 55,328  
Wuyishan Nature Reserve 56,527 is identical to site 56,527  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Fujian Wuyi Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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