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Location China (mainland), Sichuan
Central coordinates 98o 0.00' East  33o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 669,759 ha
Altitude 3,840 - 5,249m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the eastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, bordering Qinghai Province in the north.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected mammals including Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, White-lipped Deer, Tibetan Antelope and Brown Bear.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Changshagongma Nature Reserve 669,800 is identical to site 669,759  

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

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