Zoigê (Ruo'ergai) Marshes

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i (2009)
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Area: 500,000 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Zoigê marshes have a total area of nearly 1,000,000 ha and extend from northern Sichuan into southern Gansu (where they are included in the two IBAs, Ganligahai-Zecha Nature Reserve [CN165] and Huang He Shouqu Nature Reserve [CN166]). This IBA is located in the west of Zoigê County. It is a mosaic of small lakes, ponds, freshwater marshes, ox-bow lakes and channels, with extensive areas of marshland plants.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Felis manul, Equus kiang, Felis lynx, Lutra lutra, Moschus sifanicus, Pantholops hodgsoni and Pseudois nayaur.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zoigê (Ruo'ergai) Marshes. Downloaded from on 28/11/2020.