Nanling mountains

Site description (2009 baseline):

Site location and context
The typical habitat in the Nanling mountains is broadleaf-evergreen forest, including areas of both primary and secondary forests. There are many peaks of over 1,000 m, including the highest mountain in Guangdong Province, Shikengkong at 1,902 m.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Fokienia hodginsii, Pinus kwangtungensis, Tsuga tckekiangensis, Amentotaxus argotaenia, Taxus chinensis and Pseudotaxus chienii.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
The IBA includes Nanling National Nature Reserve (58,924 ha), which was established in 1993, by combining Chengjia, Dadong Shan, Longtanjiao, Babao Shan and Dading Shan provincial-level nature reserves.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Nanling mountains. Downloaded from on 07/12/2023.