Bangong Co

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4i (2009)
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Area: 560,000 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Located at the north-western tip of Tibet. Bangong Co is an elongated lake of 60,400 ha. The islets in the lake, the largest of which is 100 ha, are important breeding areas for birds.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: The area supports Ursus arctos, Panthra uncia, Equus kiang and Pantholops hodgsoni.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bangong Co. Downloaded from on 31/05/2020.