Wuyi Shan Nature Reserve (Fujian)

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 56,527 ha

Site description (baseline)
Wuyi Shan is located on the boundary between Fujian and Jiangxi provinces, and is the watershed of the Gan Jiang and Min Jiang rivers. There are more than 10 mountains over 1,800 m in the reserve, with limited areas of river basin and agricultural land.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Ginkgo biloba and Bretschneidera sinensis. Nationally protected insects include Teinopalpus aureus. Animals include Felis temmincki, Neofelis nebulosa, Panthra uncial, Lutra lutra, Selenarctos thibetanus, Viverricula indica and Viverra zibetha. There were records of Panthera tigris amoyensis in the 1960s.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Wuyi Shan Nature Reserve (Fujian). Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.