Located on the boundary between Luding and Tianquan counties, in the central Hengduan Shan mountain ranges. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation: on the eastern slope there are broadleaf evergreen forests, broadleaf evergreen and deciduous mixed forest, and coniferous forest; on the western slope, there is a markedly seasonal monsoon climate, with sparse scrub, pine forest and coniferous forest below 1,500 m.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected species include Lesser Panda, Asiatic Black Bear, Serow and Musk Deer.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Erlang Shan. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/01/2022.