Baihe Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 16,200 ha

Site description
Located on the northern slope of the eastern section of Minjiang, at the eastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. The lowest point of the IBA is Wangjiaheba Goukou at 1,700 m and the highest point is at 4,453 m. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with broadleaf evergreen and deciduous mixed forest (1,700-1,900 m), coniferous-broadleaf mixed forest (1,900-2,400 m), coniferous forest (2,400-3,500 m), and alpine scrub and grassland (above 3,500 m)

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Euptelea pleiospermum and Kingdonia uniflora. Animals include Ailurpoda melanolenca, Pygathrix roxellanae, Felis temmincki, Ailurus fulgens, Panthera pardus, Felis lynx, Moschus berezovskii, Moschus sifanicus and Pseudois nayaur.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Baihe Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 21/01/2022.