Located on the north-east side of Hantengri Feng (6,995 m), in the Tekes River region, 150 km south-east of Yining City and 400 km south south-west of Urumqi. The IBA is a breeding ground for upland bird species.
Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Panthra uncia, Ursus arctos, Vulpes vulpes, Cervus elaphus, Ovis ammon and Sus scrofa.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gongliu spruce forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/07/2022.