Loess Plateau in western Gansu

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
Przevalski's Partridge Alectoris magna LC resident 2000 present A2
Chinese Grouse Bonasa sewerzowi NT resident 2000 present A3
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri CR passage 2003 present A1
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU winter 2003 present A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU passage 2003 present A1
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN breeding 2003 present A1
Ala Shan Redstart Phoenicurus alaschanicus NT breeding 2000 present A2, A3

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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zhulinggou Local Nature Reserve 6,306 protected area contained by site 6,306
Xinglongshan Nature Reserve 333,001 protected area contained by site 333,001
Huanghesanxiashidi Nature Reserve 19,500 protected area contained by site 19,500


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loess Plateau in western Gansu. Downloaded from on 24/01/2021.