Wanglang Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 32,297 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Located 120 km north-west of Pingwu County, at the eastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with coniferous-broadleaf mixed forest (2,300-2,600 m), coniferous forest (2,600-3,500 m), alpine scrub and grassland (3,500-4,400 m) and alpine vegetation (4,400-4,900 m).

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Ailurpoda melanolenca, Pygathrix roxellanae, Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Felis lynx, Felis temmincki, Felis manul, Cervus unicolor, Moschus sifanicus, Moschus berezovskii and Pseudois nayaur.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wanglang Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/11/2020.