Cao Hai Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 12,000 ha

Site description
Located in the west of Weining County. Cao Hai is a freshwater lake at 2,170 m, with a rich growth of water plants in the lake, and marshes and meadows.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: The amphibian Rana weiningensis is endemic to this area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cao Hai Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.