Heilongjiang Hadong Yanjiang Wetlands

Inland deltas

Heilongjiang Hadong Yanjiang Wetlands

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    9,973.6 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    45°55'N 126°49'E
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Located close to Harbin City, the site is part of the main stream of the Songhua River. Characterized by flat open deltas, oxbow lakes and thaw lakes, 64% of the entire site is covered by marshes, which provide exceptional habitat for waterbirds. Overall, more than 20,000 waterbirds are found on the site, including over 1% of the biogeographical populations of bean goose (Anser fabalis) and greater white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons). It also hosts a complex range of fish featuring species from frigid, temperate and sub-tropical environments. Threatened species of birds and fish including the critically endangered Baer’s pochard (Aythya baeri) and the Amur sturgeon (Acipenser schrenckii). The main wetland plants found include Calamagrostis purpurea, Carex appendiculata, Phragmites australis and Nymphoides peltata. Major ecosystem services include conserving water sources, maintaining soil and water conditions, and regulating climate and floods.

Administrative region: 
Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, P. R. China

  • National legal designation: 
    • Provincial Nature Reserve - Heilongjiang Hadong Yanjiang Wetlands Nature Reserve
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