Gongbo Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 2,212,833 ha

Site description (baseline)
Located between the eastern Himalayas and central Nyainqêntanglha Mountain. Shaded slopes below 4,300 m are dominated by Picea spp. and Abies spp. while the sunny slopes at 3,700-4,200 m are dominated by montane Quercus spp., Sabina spp. forest occurs at 4,200-4,600 m, and alpine scrub and grassland above 4,600 m.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Selenarctos thibetanus, Ailurus fulgens, Capricornis sumatraensis and Naemorhedus cranbrooki.

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