Shengjin Hu Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 33,400 ha

Site description
Shengjin Hu is located on the southern shore of the Yangtze River, in south-west Anhui Province, 10 km from Anqing City. In 1965 the construction of Huangpan Gate separated the lake from the Yangtze River, and formed a reservoir. The fishery resources have decreased dramatically since then.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: The nationally protected fish Myxocyprinus asiaticus occurs in the lake.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shengjin Hu Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.