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.
Non-bird biodiversity: 217 species of land vertebrates have been recorded, including Lutra lutra.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zhengzhou Huanghe Wetland Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/07/2020.