Dazhubao and Dafengding

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.

Key biodiversity

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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dazhubao and Dafengding. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.