Located in the southern part of Yichun City, on the southern slopes of the Xiao Hinggan Ling mountains. The IBA used to be a forest farm and was designated as an experimental forest farm of North-east Forestry University in 1958. It includes 4,100 ha of Pinus koraiensis forest, and riverine vegetation provides suitable tree-holes for nesting Mergus squamatus and Aix galericulata.
Non-bird biodiversity: Supports nine species of nationally protected animals and six species of nationally protected plants.
Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
Established as a provincial-level nature reserve in 1979, and upgraded to a national nature reserve in 1998.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Liangshui Nature Reserve. Downloaded from
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