Yueya Hu Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1 (2009)
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Area: 5,130 ha

Site description (2009 baseline)
Yueya Hu Nature Reserve is located on the lower Song’acha He river, 50 km from Hulin City. The habitats include woodland, grassland, marshes and open water, with more than 30 lakes (average 333 ha, the largest being Yueya Hu). The surface area of the lakes fluctuates according to the water level in the Wusuli Jiang river (River Ussuri).

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Vulpes vulpes, Selenarctos thibetanus, Cervus elaphus, Mustela sibirica, Ondatra zibethicus and Alces alces.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Yueya Hu Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.