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Location China (mainland), Yunnan
Central coordinates 100o 33.00' East  23o 11.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 7,653 ha
Altitude 815 - 1,734m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Weiyuanjiang of Jinggu County, Simao City. The main habitat type is primary Simao Pine forest, mixed with evergreen broadleaf forest, scrub and riverine wetlands. Forest cover is c.90%.

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  present  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Weiyuanjiang Nature Reserve 7,653 is identical to site 7,653  

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

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