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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 127o 13.00' East  48o 23.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 211,618 ha
Altitude 420 - 465m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Xunke County. Dazhanhe is the largest protected area of forest swamp in China. It lies on the northern slopes of the Da Hinggan Ling mountains and on the upper reaches of the Dazhan He river. About 110,000 ha of the nature reserve is forested (mainly mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest).

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: About 570 species of plants have been recorded, including 13 nationally protected species, and about 250 species of wild animals.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha breeding  2007  85 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dazhanheshidi Nature Reserve 211,618 is identical to site 211,618  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dazhanhe Wetland Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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