Hong Hu Wetland Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2009)
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Area: 37,088 ha

Site description
Hong Hu is a large shallow lake in the lower Yangtze River basin. The lake was artificially separated from the Yangtze River in 1958, at which time its area was 76,000 ha, but reclamation has reduced the lake to 46.7% of its former area.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hong Hu Wetland Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 30/01/2023.