Lugu Hu

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 5,180 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 medium not assessed low
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Site description
Lugu Hu is located in north-western Yunnan and south-western Sichuan. It is a freshwater lake with shallow marshes along the edge. The lake circumference is 44 km, and it extends 9.4 km from north to south and 5.2 km from east to west. There are three islands in the lake and a peninsula.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Ottelia acuminata var. crispa is endemic to Lugu Hu.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lugu Hu. Downloaded from on 04/06/2020.