Guangxi Beilun Estuary National Nature Reserve

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Guangxi Beilun Estuary National Nature Reserve

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    3,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    21°34'N 108°07'E
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Guangxi Beilun Estuary National Nature Reserve. 02/02/08; Guangxi; 3,000 ha; 21°34'N 108°08'E. Nature Reserve. Mangrove forest as well as intertidal mudflats located on the Belium River, the boundary river between China and Viet Nam, which also lies on the East Asian - Australasian Flyway. Semi closed bays , open estuary coasts , sandy beaches with mangrove vegetation provide habitat for 187 bird species including IUCN Red- List vulnerable and endangered species like Heilianpilu (Platalea minor), Huangzuibailu (Egretta eulophotes), Qingtouqianya (Aythya baeri), and Heizuiou (Larus saundersi), and 240 species of large zoo benthos and more than 1,400 species of higher plants. The site plays a substantial role in shoreline protection, alleviating floods caused by typhoons and resisting the tide's impacts. A visitor centre has been built for education and training purposes, especially for the school students. Ramsar site no. 1728. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

Administrative region: 
Fangchenggang City

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    • National Nature Reserve
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