Loess Plateau in western Gansu

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 1,509,624 ha

Site description
Located in central Gansu near the capital city of Lanzhou. The Yellow River flows through the centre of the IBA, which has a typical Loess Plateau landscape of river gullies and eroded mountains. Liujiaxia Reservoir was constructed inside the IBA, and much of the area is agricultural land.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loess Plateau in western Gansu. Downloaded from on 07/10/2022.