Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2009)
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Area: 681,300 ha

Site description
This IBA includes the whole of Longlin and Xilin counties, and the area between Tianlin County and Panying Shan mountain. It lies at the edge of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. The vegetation is well preserved in the IBA, and includes intact broadleaf and coniferous forests.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Andrias davidianus, Python molurus, Manis pentadactyla, Felis temmincki, Viverricula indica, Viverra zibetha and Moschus berezovskii.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Longlin-Xilin. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.