Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 6,626 ha

Site description (baseline)
Bawangling is one of the four major forest areas in Hainan Province, and is located on the north-western edge of the Yajia Da Ling mountains. It has a large area of tropical monsoon rainforest, tropical rainforest, tropical montane rainforest, valley rainforest, tropical montane coniferous evergreen forest and stunted tropical montane forest.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: The nature reserve supports the only surviving population of Nomascus hainanus. Other animals include Viverricula indica, Macaca mulatta, Cervus unicolor and Ratufa bicolor. Protected plants include Litchi chinensis var. euspontanea and Reevesia spp.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bawangling. Downloaded from on 03/06/2023.