|Location||China (mainland), Xinjiang|
|Central coordinates||88o 15.00' East 44o 0.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3|
|Altitude||450 - 5,445m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located the mountainous area of Bogda, Tianshan, on the southern edge of the Junggar Basin, 70 km east of Changji City and 50 km east of Urumqi. The highest peak in the IBA is Bogda Feng at 5,445 m, which is covered by snow all year round. The main habitats include montane grassland, scrub, forest, meadow, snowfields and glaciers. The IBA is in the historical range of Camelus ferus, Equus hemionus, Gazella subgutturosa and Saiga tatarica.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Tianchi (Xinjiang)||Nature Reserve||38,069||protected area contained by site||38,069|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity Historical records of Camelus ferus and Saiga tatarica, but they are now locally extinct. Other nationally protected animals include Equus hemionus and Gazella subgutturosa.
Conservation response Established as a nature reserve in 1980, and was designated in 1990 (under the name ‘Bogeda’) as a ‘Biosphere Reserve’ under UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme. It is now Xinjiang Tianchi Scenic Nature Reserve (160,000 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bogda (Tian Chi). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2013
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