Country/territory: China (mainland)
IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 190,000 ha
Site description (baseline)
Located in the transitional area between the Sichuan Basin and the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, with the highest point Dafengding at 4,042 m. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with broadleaf evergreen forest from 800-1,800 m, broadleaf evergreen and deciduous mixed forest from 1,800-2,200 m, coniferous-broadleaf mixed forest from 2,200-2,500 m, coniferous forest from 2,500 m and 3,500 m, and alpine scrub and grassland above 3,500 m.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Ailurpoda melanolenca, Pygathrix roxellanae, Budorcas taxicolor, Moschus berezovskii, Ailurus fulgens, Felis temmincki, Neofelis nebulosa, Macaca mulatta, Macaca thibetana, Panthera pardus, Moschus sifanicus and Pseudois nayaur.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dazhubao and Dafengding. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/15547 on 09/06/2023.