Jinfo Shan Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2009)
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Area: 41,850 ha

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity

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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jinfo Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 07/12/2021.