Yellow River Delta Nature Reserve

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 2003 present A4i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC unknown 2003 present A4i
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC unknown 2003 present A4i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 2003 present A4i
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus EN winter 2003 present A1
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC unknown 2003 present A4i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC unknown 2003 present A4i
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis VU winter 2003 present A1, A4i
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 2003 present A4i
Hooded Crane Grus monacha VU passage 2003 present A1, A4i
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU winter 2003 present A1
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana EN winter 2003 present A1, A4i
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer EN passage 2003 present A1
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi VU breeding 2003 present A1, A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2003 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low favourable high
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Shandong Yellow River Delta Wetland Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 95,950 protected area overlaps with site 0
Huanghesanjiaozhou Nature Reserve 153,000 is identical to site 153,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats, Artificial wetlands -
Grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yellow River Delta Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/01/2022.