She Dao is a small island in the Gulf of Bohai, c.7 nautical miles from the mainland, which is located 30 km north-west of Laotieshan. The island is rocky and hilly with c.70% vegetation cover, and it is famous for its population of vipers (She Dao means ‘Snake Island’).
Non-bird biodiversity: The island supports an estimated population of 18,000 vipers.
Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
The IBA is protected within She Dao–Laotieshan National Nature Reserve (total area 178,073 ha), which was established in 1980.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: She Dao Island. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2021.