Wawu Shan Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 16,000 ha

Site description
Located in south-west Hongya County. The vegetation shows prominent vertical zonation, with subtropical broadleaf evergreen forest from 1,100-1,800 m, broadleaf evergreen and deciduous mixed forest from 1,800-2,400 m, coniferous-broadleaf mixed forest from 2,400-2,600 m, and coniferous forest above 2,600 m.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Ailurpoda melanolenca, Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Ailurus fulgens, Macaca mulatta, Viverra zibetha, Felis temmincki, Moschus berezovskii and Budorcas taxicolor.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wawu Shan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 26/09/2022.