Country/territory: China (mainland)
IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4i, A4iii, A4iv (2009)
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Area: 33,792,000 ha
Located in north-western Tibet, south-western Qinghai and south-eastern Xinjiang. The climate in the IBA is cold and dry, with strong radiation. The main vegetation type is high-altitude grassland. There are extensive inland river systems within the IBA, including the source of Yangtze River.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals including Ursus arctos, Panthra uncia, Bos mutus, Equus kiang and Pantholops hodgsoni.Attributes
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Changtang plateau. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/03/2023.