Anqing wetlands (Caizi Hu, Wuchang Hu and other lakes)

Site description (2009 baseline):

Site location and context
Located on the northern bank of the middle to lower reaches of the Yangtze River, where Anhui borders Hebei and Jiangxi provinces. There are about 133,000 ha of wetlands at Anqing, of which some are in a protected area. The major lakes include Caizi Hu and Wuchang Hu. Surveys in 2004 indicated that over 250,000 waterbirds occur in the reserve.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
The IBA is partially protected in the provincial-level Anqing Riverine Wetland Nature Reserve (98,700 ha), which was established in 1995.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Anqing wetlands (Caizi Hu, Wuchang Hu and other lakes). Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.