Longgan Hu is located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, in eastern Hubei Province adjacent to Anhui Province. Massive reclamation projects in 1957 and 1978 reduced the original lake area by 24,660 ha or 65%.
Non-bird biodiversity: No information.
Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
Established as a county-level nature reserve in 1994, and upgraded to a provincial-level nature reserve in 2001.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Longgan Hu Wetland Nature Reserve. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2020.