Located in the northern part of Beijing City, the IBA is part of the Yan Shan mountains. Long-term conservation has allowed the vegetation to regenerate, including natural broadleaf forest, coniferous plantation, natural scrub and grassland. Vegetation cover is over 70%.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Vulpes vulpes, Mustela sibirica and Naemorhedus goral.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Guanting Reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/02/2023.