Yinggehai Salt Pans

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 30,000 ha

Site description (baseline)
Located on the cape of south-western Hainan, the IBA is the second largest nationally-managed salt pan in China; salt pans of a similar scale have become scarce in southern China. The salt pans have recently been abandoned and have subsequently become a roosting site for some 20,000 migratory waterbirds.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Yinggehai Salt Pans. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.