Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 55,200 ha

Site description
Wulingyuan is located in Zhangjiajie City, and is formed by the combination of Zhangjiajie Giant Salamander National Nature Reserve and three provincial-level nature reserves. The IBA is in the transition between the western part of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau and the eastern lowlands.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Davidia involucrata, Tsuga longibracteata, Taxus chinensis and Liriodendron chinense. Animals include Andrias davidianus, Panthera pardus, Neofelis nebulosa, Naemorhedus goral, Capricornis sumatraensis and Andrias davidianus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wulingyuan. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.