Pum Qu

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A3 (2009)
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Area: 57,400 ha

Site description
Located on the southern slopes of the central Himalayas, in Tingri and Dinggyê counties, to the east of Mount Everest (8,848 m, the highest peak in the world). The IBA has high mountains and deep valleys, and dense forest. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with broadleaf evergreen forest (1,600-2,500 m), coniferous-broadleaf mixed forest (2,500-3,100 m), alpine coniferous forest (3,100-4,000 m) and alpine scrub (4,000-4,500 m).

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Presbytis entellus (a primate endemic to the Himalayas), Ursus arctos, Selenarctos thibetanus, Ailurus fulgens, Moschus chrysogaster and Capricornis sumatraensis.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pum Qu. Downloaded from on 16/08/2022.