Erlang Shan

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 11,000 ha

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected species include Lesser Panda, Asiatic Black Bear, Serow and Musk Deer.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Erlang Shan. Downloaded from on 21/01/2022.