Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2009)
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Area: 58,277 ha

Site description
Shiwan Dashan has a north-east to south-west orientation, running through Shangsi, Fangcheng and Qinzhou counties. The topography within the area is rugged. The climate on the southern slopes is moist and rainy, while on the northern slopes it is hot and dry.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Panthera pardus, Manis pentadactyla, Viverra zibetha, Macaca arctoides and Presbytis francoisi. Important plants include Alsophila spinulosa and Camellia chrysantha.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shiwandashan. Downloaded from on 08/02/2023.