Fanjing Shan Nature Reserve

Site description (2009 baseline):

Site location and context
Located in Tongryan district, north-eastern Guizhou. The IBA extends 21 km from east to west, and 27 km from north to south. Subtropical broadleaf evergreen forest is well developed and well preserved in the IBA, which is an important site for Rhinopithecus brelichi.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Cercidiphyllum japonicum, Davidia involucrate and Emmenopterys henryi. Animals include Rhinopithecus brelichi, Macaca assamensis, Panthera tigris amoyensis, Neofelis nebulosa, Capricornis sumatraensis and Moschus berezovskii.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
Established as a nature reserve in 1978, upgraded to a national nature reserve (41,900 ha) in 1986. Fanjing Shan was designated in 1986 as a ‘Biosphere Reserve’ under UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Fanjing Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.