Guniujiang Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 14,817 ha

Site description
Guniujiang is located on the border of Qimen and Shitai counties, in southern Anhui. The ridges in the IBA are the western extensions of the Huang Shan ranges, and are the major mountains in southern Anhui. Forest cover is 78%, with comprehensive representation of natural subtropical vegetation types.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Emmenopterys henryi, Liriodendron chinense and Ginkgo biloba. Animals include Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Cervus nippon, Viverricula indica, Viverra zibetha and Manis pentadactyla.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Guniujiang Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.