Yindian Shan and Xiling Shan ranges

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 70,000 ha

Site description
Yindian Shan and Xiling Shan are both on the southern ridges of Dupangling in the Nanling mountains, and both mountains have a north-south orientation. The IBA has a monsoon climate, and forest cover is 75%.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Important plants include Fokienia hodginsii and Liriodendron chinense. Animals include Manis pentadactyla, Macaca mulatta, Cervus unicolor, Capricornis sumatraensis, Viverricula indica and Moschus berezovskii.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yindian Shan and Xiling Shan ranges. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.