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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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Endangered 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata breeding  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 

Other biodiversity It nature reserve was established for wild ungulates.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karamay Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2014

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