Jinfo Shan is located at the eastern edge of the Sichuan Basin. The reserve was mainly established for the protection of Cathaya argrophylla. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with subtropical coniferous forest below 1,500 m, broadleaf evergreen forest from 1,500-1,900 m, and alpine meadows above 1,900 m.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Cathaya argyrophylla, Davidia involucrate and Tetracentron sinense. Nationally protected animals include Presbytis francoisi, Macaca mulatta, Panthera tigris amoyensis, Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Manis pentadactyla, Viverricula indica and Viverra zibetha.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jinfo Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2021.