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Location Mongolia, Gobi Altai
Central coordinates 96o 5.00' East  47o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 65,735 ha
Altitude 1,482 - 1,696m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Generlly, the area is important for water birds. But, not condact researsh work in resent years therefore could not tell exactly number and resource of birds. The area located in the border area of two provinces-Gobi-Altai and Zavkhan.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid breeding  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus 2004  present  A1  Least Concern 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus breeding  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Zavkhan River - Ereen Lake. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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