Located in north-western Gansu. The mountains of the IBA define the border between the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau and the Mongol-Xinjiang Plateau. About 70% of the IBA is grassland and the rest is mainly agricultural land and coniferous forest.
Non-bird biodiversity: No information.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eastern Qilian Shan mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2020.