Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 85,000 ha

Site description (2009 baseline)
Daming Shan is located in central-south Guangxi Autonomous Region, in Wuming, Shanglin and Wushan counties. The IBA includes Daming Shan Nature Reserve and parts of Liangjiang and Matou towns in the south-west of the mountains, where small streams, ponds, small reservoirs and paddyfields provide suitable habitats for Gorsachius magnificus.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Alsophila spinulosa, and nationally protected animals include Capricornis sumatraensis, Selenarctos thibetanus and Moschus berezovskii.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Damingshan. Downloaded from on 20/02/2024.