Mao'er Shan Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 17,009 ha

Site description (baseline)
Mao'er Shan is part of the Nanling mountains. The main ridge in the IBA runs from north-east to south-west, and the highest peak is at 2,142 m, which is also the highest point in southern China. The flora and fauna show vertical zonation. Forest cover in the IBA is about 68%, and agricultural land covers about 4%.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Important plants include Tsuga tckekiangensis and Tsuga longibracteata. Animals include Andrias davidianus, Manis pentadactyla, Macaca thibetana, Moschus berezovskii, Viverra zibetha, Cervus unicolor and Felis temmincki.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mao'er Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.