Sanjiang Nature Reserve

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC breeding 1993 min 400 individuals A4i
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU breeding 2003 present A1
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC unknown 2003 present A4i
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus EN resident 2003 present A1
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri CR breeding 2003 present A1
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU breeding 2003 present A1
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis VU breeding 2003 present A1
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana EN breeding 2003 present A1
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC unknown 2003 present A4i
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU breeding 2003 present A1

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sanjiang Nature Reserve 198,100 is identical to site 198,100
San Jiang National Nature Reserve Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 164,400 protected area contained by site 164,400


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sanjiang Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 21/01/2022.