Guanshan Nature Reserve

Year of compilation: 2009

Site description
Guanshan Nature Reserve is located in the north-west part of Yifeng County, 60 km from the county town. The core area of the reserve is 1,200 ha, and the experimental area is 1,000 ha. The nature reserve is located on the southern slope of Huanggangshan, in the central Jiuling mountains. Most of the area is above 800 m, with the highest point at 1,480 m. The forest in the IBA is well preserved with little human disturbance.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Amentotaxus argotaenia, Taxus chinensis, Cyclocarya paliurus, Emmenopterys henryi and Bretschneidera sinensis. Animals include Manis pentadactyla, Viverricula indica, Viverra zibetha, Neofelis nebulosa, Felis temmincki and Lutra lutra.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
Established as a provincial-level nature reserve (2,200 ha) in 1981, and upgraded to a national nature reserve in 2007.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Guanshan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 20/05/2022.