The IBA includes Fenghuang Shan, Xi Daming Shan and Xiaoming Shan mountains, and the intervening areas. It includes 23,000 ha of forest, with some 20% of the land in the nature reserve being used for forestry.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Macaca assamensis, Manis pentadactyla, Viverra zibetha, Selenarctos thibetanus and Felis temmincki. Cervus nippon was still present in the 1970s, but is now locally extinct. Nationally protected plants include Camellia chrysantha.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xidamingshan. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/05/2020.