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Location China (mainland), Yunnan
Central coordinates 101o 25.00' East  25o 2.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 16,000 ha
Altitude 1,800 - 2,500m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Chuxiong City. The main habitats in the IBA are coniferous forest, scrub and grassland, with a forest cover of 94%. The nature reserve consists of a 12,000 ha buffer zone and a 4,000 ha core area, and 1,753 ha of the national forest receive good protection.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Green Peafowl Pavo muticus resident  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Giant Nuthatch Sitta magna resident  2008  50 individuals  unknown  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Zixishan Nature Reserve 16,000 is identical to site 16,000  

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

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