CN327
Yellow River Delta Nature Reserve


Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii (2009)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 153,000 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife China Programme
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low favourable high
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here


Site description
At the Huang He (Yellow River) estuary, massive volumes of sediment brought down by the river have settled and formed the largest river delta in China and the youngest coast wetland in eastern China. This sedimentary area is a flat plain. Vegetation cover is c.53.7% inside the nature reserve, and the IBA includes the largest area of coastal vegetation in China.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yellow River Delta Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/01/2018.