Located in the northern part of Jiulong County. The IBA has steep mountains and deep river valleys. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with alpine coniferous forest from 3,100-4,000 m, and alpine scrub and grassland above 4,000 m.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals including Panthera pardus, Cervus albirostris, Macaca mulatta, Ailurus fulgens, Felis lynx, Felis temmincki, Moschus berezovskii, Pseudois nayaur, Ovis ammon, Cervus unicolor and Naemorhedus goral.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wahuishan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2020.