Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 10,000 ha

Site description
This IBA is an oxbow lake wetland in the old Yangzte River channel, which has been designated as a nature reserve for the reintroduction of the Milu (Pere David’s Deer) Elaphurus davidianus and the Yangtze River Dolphin (Baiji) Lipotes vexillifer.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: One of the two reintroduction sites of Elaphurus davidianus in China.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tian'ezhou. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.