Country/territory: China (mainland)
IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 124,459 ha
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Site description (baseline)
Gaoligong Shan is located on the western boundary of Yunnan Province, and extends 135 km from north to south, and 9 km from east to west. There is no human habitation within the nature reserve, but there are 10 townships in the surrounding areas. The natural vegetation cover is 74.4%. The central and southern parts of Gaoligong Shan are the watershed of the Lungchuan Jiang and Nu Jiang rivers.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Taiwania cryptomerioides and Alsophila spinulosa. Animals include Presbytis phayrei, Hylobates hoolock, Nycticebus coucang, Budorcas taxicolor and Muntiacus gongshanensis.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gaoligong Shan Nature Reserve (southern section). Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/15567 on 06/06/2023.