Mount Huang Shan

Year of compilation: 2009

Site description (baseline)
Huang Shan is located in southern Anhui Province, and is the highest mountain in eastern China. It is a famous tourist attraction for its pine forests, rocks, hot springs and clouds.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Emmenopterys henryi and Liriodendron chinense. Animals include Andrias davidianus, Neofelis nebulosa, Panthera pardus, Cervus nippon, Capricornis sumatraensis and Selenarctos thibetanus. The frog Rana tormotus is endemic to Huang Shan.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
The IBA is partially protected in the provincial-level Huang Shan Natural and Cultural Heritage Reserve (11,666 ha). Mount Huang Shan was designated in 1990 as a ‘World Heritage Site’ under the World Heritage Convention.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Huang Shan. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.