Ganligahai-Zecha Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 247,431 ha

Site description
Located in Luqu County, with the border of Sichuan Province to the south. Ga Hai is a highland lake with c.5 km2 of open water area and an average depth of 2-3 m, which is fed by mountain streams and precipitation. The outflow from the lake is the Tao He river. The area has a sparse human population and animal husbandry is the main activity. Over-grazing has caused problems of desertification.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ganligahai-Zecha Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 09/12/2022.