Located in the south-western part of Tian’e County, at the edge of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. The eastern and western sections of the IBA are mountains, with the Buliu He river running through the centre. Patches of fir forest and commercially-exploited forest cover 5% of the IBA. The increased water level caused by the construction of a dam for a hydro-electric plant has had a serious impact on birds.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Burretiodendron esquimlii and Erythrophloeum fordii. Animals include Python molurus, Macaca assamensis, Macaca mulatta, Macaca thibetana, Manis pentadactyla, Selenarctos thibetanus, Panthera pardus, Felis temmincki, Viverra zibetha and Moschus berezovskii.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Buliuhe Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/02/2021.