Sanmenxia Dam Nature Reserve

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 2003 present A4i
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU winter 2003 present A1
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 2003 present A1
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU unknown 2008 present A4i
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri CR passage 2003 present A1
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa LC unknown 2008 present A1
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis VU passage 2003 present A1

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sanmenxia Dam Nature Reserve 19,544 is identical to site 19,544
Henan Yellow River Wetland National Nature Reserve 68,000 protected area contains site 19,544


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sanmenxia Dam Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 10/08/2022.