Conserving Hainan's endemic Galliformes - China

The island of Hainan lies off the south-east coast of China and its tropical forests are home to many endemic forms of wildlife. These include the Hainan hill-partridge and two subspecies of pheasant: grey peacock-pheasant and silver pheasant. WPA work with WPA China and Hainan Normal University to understand the best way to conserve the habitat and ensure long-term survival of many species. 

Many forest patches, some of which are already protected, are being surveyed and detailed distribution maps produced. In 2005 and 2006, projects were completed studying Hainan hill-partridge territory, home range and habitat use. This data allows us to understand the habitat use by Hainan hill-partridge and to focus conservation efforts. At all stages of the projects, results are discussed with both reserve and provincial forest department officials to ensure the best use of the knowledge.

Key species

Hainan hill-partridge Arborophila gardens
Grey peacock-pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum
Silver pheasant Lophura nycthemera