Huping Shan Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 66,570 ha

Site description
Located in Shimen County, near the border between Hunan and Hubei provinces. The northern part of the IBA links to Wufeng and Hefeng counties in Hubei. There are seven rivers in the nature reserve. The forest area below 800 m has been largely replaced by agricultural crops and plantations, but most of the IBA above 800 m has well-established secondary forests.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Davidia involucrate. Animals include Panthera tigris amoyensis, Selenarctos thibetanus, Capricornis sumatraensis and Naemorhedus goral.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Huping Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 29/01/2023.