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Location China (mainland), Xinjiang
Central coordinates 89o 15.00' East  45o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 560,000 ha
Altitude 700 - 1,451m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description The main habitat in the IBA is grassland.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: It nature reserve was established for wild ungulates.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Chlamydotis undulata breeding  2008  present  A1  Not Recognised 

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

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