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

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 medium favourable medium
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Site description
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 (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cang Shan Er Hai Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 04/10/2022.