Jinggang Shan Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 17,217 ha

Site description
Jinggang Shan Nature Reserve is located in Jinggang Shan City, and it has a core area of 3,266 ha. It is a northern extension of the Nanling mountains, and it lies within the central subtropical region. Forest cover is 87.6%, and there is prominent vertical zonation of the vegetation.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Fokienia hodginsii, Tsoongiodendron odorum, Bretschneidera sinensis, Emmenopterys henryi and Ginkgo biloba. Animals include Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Manis pentadactyla, Capricornis sumatraensis, Viverricula indica, Viverra zibetha, Lutra lutra and Naemorhedus goral.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jinggang Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.