Cang Shan Er Hai Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i (2009)
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Area: 79,700 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 favourable medium medium
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Site description (2009 baseline)
Cang Shan Er Hai is composed of Cang Shan mountain and Er Hai lake. The Cang Shan area is mostly above 2,000 m.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Taxus wallichiana, Taiwania cryptomerioides and Tetracentron sinense. Animals include Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Selenarctos thibetanus, Ailurus fulgens, Cervus unicolor and Naemorhedus goral. Endemic fish include Cyprinus megalophtlalmus, Cyprinus longipectoralis, Cyprinus barbatus, Cyprinus daliensis, Cyprinus crassilabris, Barbodes exiguus, Barbodes daliensis and Schizothorax (Racoma) taliensis.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Cang Shan Er Hai Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.