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Location China (mainland), Fujian
Central coordinates 117o 58.00' East  25o 27.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 250 ha
Altitude 500 - 1,104m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Niumulin Nature Reserve is located in the south-western part of Yongchun County, on the southern slope of the Daiyun mountains. The IBA has the best preserved subtropical broadleaf evergreen forest in southern Fujian. The main tree species are Castanopsis spp., Lithocarpus spp. and Cyclobalanopsis spp. of the family Fagaceae.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Camellia grijsii. Animals include Manis pentadactyla, Lutra lutra, Viverricula indica and Viverra zibetha.

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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Niumulin Nature Reserve 250 is identical to site 250  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Niumulin Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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