Piankou Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 8,829 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Located in Piankou, Xiaoba and Kaiping townships of Beichuan County, Mianyang City. The IBA is on the western edge of the Sichuan Basin, in the centre of the Min Shan mountains, at the south-eastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau, and on the western side of the Longmen Shan mountains.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected mammals including Giant Panda, Sichuan Snub-nosed Langur and Takin.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Piankou Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/11/2020.