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Dongting Hu wetlands


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 2003 present A4i
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU winter 2003 present A1
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC unknown 2003 present A4i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 2003 present A4i
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU winter 2003 present A1, A4i
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus EN winter 2003 present A1
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri CR winter 2003 present A1
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa LC passage 2003 present A1
Falcated Duck Mareca falcata NT winter 2003 present A4i
Swinhoe's Rail Coturnicops exquisitus VU winter 2003 present A1
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus CR winter 2003 present A1, A4i
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU winter 2003 present A1, A4i
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 2003 present A4i
Hooded Crane Grus monacha VU winter 2003 present A1, A4i
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU winter 2003 present A1
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana EN winter 2003 present A1, A4i
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC unknown 2003 present A4i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 2003 present A1
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea CR passage 2003 present A1
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer EN passage 2003 present A1
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU non-breeding 2003 present A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU winter 2003 present A1
Marsh Grassbird Helopsaltes pryeri NT resident 2003 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2003 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Xi Dongting Lake Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 35,000 protected area contained by site 35,000
Nandongtihu Shidi and Shuiqin Nature Reserve 168,000 protected area contained by site 168,000
Nan Dongting Wetland & Waterfowl Reserve Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 336,000 protected area contained by site 168,000
Mupinghu Nature Reserve 26,700 protected area contained by site 26,700
Dongdongtinghu (Hunan) Nature Reserve 190,300 protected area contained by site 190,300
Dong dongting hu Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 190,000 protected area overlaps with site 190,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dongting Hu wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/05/2022.