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Location China (mainland), Xinjiang
Central coordinates 74o 55.00' East  38o 45.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 25,000 ha
Altitude 3,100 - 4,500m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located at the western tip of Xinjiang, adjacent to Tadzhikistan, Kirghizstan and Afghanistan, 120 km south-west of Kashi (Kaxgar) City. Taxkorgan Alpine Animal Nature Reserve lies to the south. The IBA is on the upper Gez River, and is a breeding, summering and staging site for birds.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Ursus arctos, Panthra uncia, 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 
White-throated Bushchat Saxicola insignis passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bulungkol grassland and wetland. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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