|Location||China (mainland), Guangxi|
|Central coordinates||109o 0.00' East 25o 29.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A3|
|Altitude||285 - 2,081m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description The IBA is in the central part of Rongshui County. It is an elongated area with Yuanbao Shan mountain (2,081 m) in the east and Motian Ling (1,938 m) in the west. The topography is hilly, with deep river valleys. There are some areas of well-preserved natural forest. There are patches of coniferous forest (less than 5%), mainly Tsuga spp. and Abies spp. Areas above 1,700 m are dominated by scrub, short woodland and grassland.
|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|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Yuanbaoshanshuiyuanlin||Nature Reserve||4,159||protected area contained by site||4,159|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||-|
Other biodiversity Important plants include Abies yuanbaoshanensis and Taxus chinensis. Animals include Andrias davidianus, Manis pentadactyla, Moschus berezovskii and Macaca assamensis.
Conservation response Partially protected in the provincial-level Yuanbao Shan Nature Reserve (4,159 ha), which was established in 1982 to protect Abies yuanbaoshanensis and the forested watershed.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yuanbao Shan-Gunbei Laoshan. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/06/2013
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