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Location China (mainland), Shanxi
Central coordinates 110o 59.00' East  35o 2.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 86,861 ha
Altitude 350 - 370m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Hejin and Yuncheng cities, along the Huang He and Fen He rivers. In the past, this area was named Longmen (Dragon Gate).

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  2008  440 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana unknown  2008  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Common Crane Grus grus unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Yuncheng Wetland Nature Reserve 86,861 is identical to site 86,861  
Yunchenghuangheshidi Nature Reserve 79,830 protected area contained by site 79,830  
Yunchengtianee Nature Reserve 4,800 protected area contained by site 4,800  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Yuncheng Wetland Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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