Houhe Nature Reserve

Year of compilation: 2009

Site description
Located in south-west Hubei Province, the IBA is part of the Yangtze River catchment. The river flows through the reserve from east to west.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Gingo biloba. Animals include Panthera tigris amoyensis, Neofelis nebulosa, Panthera pardus, Viverra zibetha and Viverricula indica.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
Established as a national nature reserve (10,340 ha) in 1999.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Houhe Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 01/12/2022.