Changbai Shan Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4i (2009)
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Area: 196,465 ha

Site description
Located in south-eastern Jilin Province, with North Korea to the south-east. The IBA is in the core area of Changbai Shan’s primary forest, with prominent vertical zonation of vegetation from temperate coniferous-broadleaf mixed forest to tundra on the summit.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Panthera tigris altaia, Martes zibellina, Cervus nippon, Lutra lutra and Naemorhedus goral.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Changbai Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 29/01/2023.