Meihua Shan Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 22,133 ha

Site description (baseline)
Meihua Shan is a forested area in western Fujian, at an average elevation of 900 m and with over 40 peaks above 1,000 m. The nature reserve extends 20 km from east to west and 19 km from north to south. Forest cover is 60%, and the main vegetation types are subtropical broadleaf evergreen forest, mixed coniferous forest and bamboo stands and scrub.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Tsuga longlbracteata, Fokienia hodginsii and Bretschneidera sinensis. Animals include Macaca mulatta,Manis pentadactyla, Lutra lutra, Viverricula indica, Viverra zibetha, Neofelis nebulosa, Panthera pardus, Cervus nippon, Selenarctos thibetanus and Capricornis sumatraensis. There were records of Panthera tigris amoyensis in the 1950s.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Meihua Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 06/06/2023.