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Location China (mainland), Sichuan
Central coordinates 103o 7.00' East  30o 42.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 31,800 ha
Altitude 1,338 - 3,756m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Dayi County.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected mammals including Giant Panda and Asiatic Black Bear.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Chinese Monal Lophophorus lhuysii resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Sichuan Treecreeper Certhia tianquanensis resident  2008  present  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Heishuihe Nature Reserve 31,800 is identical to site 31,800  
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains World Heritage Site 924,500 protected area contains site 31,800  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Heishuihe Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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