Baishui Jiang Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 213,750 ha

Site description
Located in southern Wenxian County, bordering Sichuan in the south. The IBA mainly comprises high mountains with temperate coniferous and coniferous-broadleaf mixed forests, scrub and grassland. It has a very low human population and agricultural land covers less than 10% of its area. An ornithological survey was conducted by Lanzhou University in 1974-1975, a scientific study was conducted in 1992-1995 with the support of the Ministry of Forestry (State Forestry Administration) and the State Forestry Administration sponsored a study on the feeding behaviour of the Giant Panda in 1998.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: The area supports 28 nationally protected bird species and 28 nationally protected mammal species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Baishui Jiang Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 06/10/2022.