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Location China (mainland), Xinjiang
Central coordinates 74o 20.00' East  39o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 85,000 ha
Altitude 2,000 - 3,500m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description Ulugqat is a frontier area located at the western margin of China, adjacent to Kirghizstan, Uzbekistan and Tadzhikistan, 150 km west north-west of Kashi (Kaxgar) City and 1,250 km south-west of Urumqi. The IBA is on upper Kaxgar River.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Habitats

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

Other biodiversity Animals include Canis lupus, Vulpes vulpes, Ovis ammon and Capra ibex.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ulugqat grassland and wetland. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014

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