Mount Huang Shan, China (mainland)

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Assessment Details

Site Overview

KBA status: Global/ Regional to be determined

Rationale for qualifying as KBA: Global/ Regional KBA status to be determined: a KBA of international significance that was identified using previously established criteria and thresholds for the identification of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and for which available data indicate that it does not meet global KBA criteria and thresholds set out in the Global Standard.

Priority for re-assessment against the Global KBA Standard.

For further details on this site and its significance as an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area, see here.

Global KBA criteria:
Year of assessment: 2009
National site name: Mount Huang Shan
Central coordinates: Lat: 30.13 Long: 118.15
System: Terrestrial
Altitude (m): 400 to 1,873
Area of KBA (ha): 27,553
Protected area coverage (%): 58

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Year of compilation: 2009
Site description:

Huang Shan is located in southern Anhui Province, and is the highest mountain in eastern China. It is a famous tourist attraction for its pine forests, rocks, hot springs and clouds.


IUCN Habitat Coverage level Coverage % Habitat detail
Forest - 95

Recommended citation

Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership (2020) Key Biodiversity Areas factsheet: Mount Huang Shan. Extracted from the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas. Developed by the Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership: BirdLife International, IUCN, American Bird Conservancy, Amphibian Survival Alliance, Conservation International, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, Global Environment Facility, Global Wildlife Conservation, NatureServe, Rainforest Trust, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, World Wildlife Fund and Wildlife Conservation Society. Downloaded from on 27/09/2021.