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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.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Canis lupus, Vulpes vulpes, Ovis ammon and Capra ibex.

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 winter  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: Ulugqat grassland and wetland. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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