Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2009)
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Area: 20,567 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 low not assessed medium
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Site description
Located in the central part of the China-Myanmar border. The northern, eastern and western sections of the IBA are mountainous, and are in the southern extension of the Nu Shan mountain ranges. The Nangun He river flows through the nature reserve. The abandoned grassland in the IBA is used by foraging Elephas maximus and Cervus unicolor. The higher-elevation forests are home to primates, including Hylobates lar.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Tetrameles nudiflora, Gmelina arborea and Alsophila spinulosa. Animals include Panthera tigris corbetti, Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Elephas maximus, Presbytis phayrei, Nycticebus coucang and Hylobates lar.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nangunhe. Downloaded from on 29/06/2022.