Sanpihu Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2009)
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Area: 3,105 ha

Site description
Located in the north-eastern part of Tian’e County and the north-western part of Nandan County, at the southern edge of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. The IBA is part of the Fenghuang mountains, which have a north-south orientation and 21 peaks above 800 m. The entire IBA has a landscape of low to intermediate height mountains.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Important plants include Alsophila spinulosa and Tsuga tckekiangensis. Animals include Python molurus, Macaca mulatta, Macaca thibetana, Manis pentadactyla, Viverra zibetha, Selenarctos thibetanus, Felis temmincki and Moschus berezovskii.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sanpihu Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 20/01/2022.