Jingpo Hu Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4i (2009)
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Area: 126,000 ha

Site description
Jingpo Hu is located in the western part of the Laoye Ling mountains. The nature reserve was established to protect the forest, natural scenery and water sources. The lake is 45 km in length, and has national monuments from the Tang Dynasty, and it attracts more than 800,000 tourists every summer.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Panthera tigris altaia, Cervus nippon, Naemorhedus goral, Lutra lutra, Martes zibellina and Panthera pardus. Nationally protected plants include Panax ginseng, Fraxinus mandshurica, Juglans mandshurica, Phellodendron chinense and Acanthopanax senticosus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jingpo Hu Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.