Gaoligong Shan Nature Reserve (southern section)

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 124,459 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2008 medium not assessed medium
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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.

Key biodiversity

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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gaoligong Shan Nature Reserve (southern section). Downloaded from on 06/06/2023.