Located 35 km north-east of Songpan County. The highest peak in the IBA is Xuebaoding, at 5,588 m, and the lowest point lies at the eastern edge of the reserve, at 1,700 m. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with broadleaf evergreen and deciduous mixed forest (1,800-2,000 m), coniferous-broadleaf mixed forest (2,000-2,300 m), coniferous forest (2,300-3,800 m) and alpine scrub and grassland (above 3,800 m).
Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
Established as a provincial-level nature reserve (55,100 ha) in 1983. The reserve was designated in 1992 as a ‘World Heritage Site’ under the World Heritage Convention, and in 2000 as a ‘Biosphere Reserve’ under UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Huanglongsi Nature Reserve. Downloaded from
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