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Location China (mainland), Henan
Central coordinates 113o 40.00' East  34o 54.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 38,007 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description The IBA includes 2,055 ha of forest, 7,352 ha of agricultural land, 19,000 ha of beaches, 9,500 ha of open water, and about 100 ha of ponds. There is human activity throughout most of the nature reserve, which causes considerable disturbance.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: 217 species of land vertebrates have been recorded, including Lutra lutra.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Indian Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus unknown  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Common Crane Grus grus unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Huangheshidi Nature Reserve 190,000 protected area overlaps with site 0  
Zhengzhou Huanghe Wetland Nature Reserve 38,007 is identical to site 38,007  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zhengzhou Huanghe Wetland Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/11/2014

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