Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 1,800,000 ha

Site description
Located in north-west Gansu, bordering Inner Mongolia in the north and the east. Habitats include steppe and desert, and 5% of the IBA is wetlands which are fed by the Hei He river. Many reservoirs have been constructed, forming a chain that extends for c.130 km. More than 20,000 waterbirds were found on migration during a survey in 1988.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jinta. Downloaded from on 02/07/2022.