Buliuhe Nature Reserve

Year of compilation: 2009

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity

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.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
Established as as a county-level nature reserve in 1982.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Buliuhe Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 20/05/2022.