Eastern Qilian Shan mountains

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 4,284,000 ha

Site description (baseline)
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.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Eastern Qilian Shan mountains. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.