Chagan Hu Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 50,684 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Located 30 km south of Da’an City and 5 km west of Changshan Town. Chagan Hu is the tenth largest freshwater lake in China, and is the most important fishery and reed-production area in Jilin Province. During the migration seasons more than 50,000 individual birds are estimated to occur in the IBA.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: The area lies within the historical ranges of Procapra gutturosa, Canis lupus, Vulpes vulpes and Mustela sibirica, but their numbers have declined.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chagan Hu Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 29/11/2020.