Jiushan Islands Nature Reserve - Marine

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 279,975 ha

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the China Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Pacific, Northwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 2800 km2 and is 49 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 20 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 1.91 m/s and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 17.83 and 18.7 °C.

Key biodiversity
5 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Jiushan Islands Nature Reserve include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Great Crested Tern (LC) , Chinese Crested Tern (CR) , Roseate Tern (LC) , Black-naped Tern (LC) and Black-tailed Gull (LC).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jiushan Islands Nature Reserve - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/03/2023.