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Location China (mainland), Inner Mongolia
Central coordinates 109o 35.00' East  41o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 1,100,000 ha
Altitude 1,100 - 1,700m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Damaoqi, northern Baotou City, with the Mongolian border to the north. The IBA comprises 85% desertified grassland.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Procapra gutturosa, Canis lupus and Vulpes vulpes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Damaoqi. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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