Zoigê marshes have a total area of nearly 1,000,000 ha and extend from northern Sichuan into southern Gansu (where they are included in the two IBAs, Ganligahai-Zecha Nature Reserve [CN165] and Huang He Shouqu Nature Reserve [CN166]). This IBA is located in the west of Zoigê County. It is a mosaic of small lakes, ponds, freshwater marshes, ox-bow lakes and channels, with extensive areas of marshland plants.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Felis manul, Equus kiang, Felis lynx, Lutra lutra, Moschus sifanicus, Pantholops hodgsoni and Pseudois nayaur.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zoigê (Ruo'ergai) Marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/07/2020.