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Location Mongolia, Dundgobi
Central coordinates 107o 15.00' East  45o 45.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 9,300 ha
Altitude 1,706 m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description The site comprises an area of rocky mountains, semi-desert and dry riverbeds with elm trees. The site is characterised by extensive granite rock formations, surrounded by steppe habitat. The site provides good stopover habitat for many nesting and migrating raptors and other birds. The main land uses are livestock husbandry and tourism. Livestock numbers around the site are increasing rapidly, and a tourist camp is being constructed.

Key Biodiversity Globally Threatened species found at the site include Saker Falcon Falco cherrug (EN) and Lesser Kestrel F. naumanni (VU). Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus (NT) also occurs.

Non-bird biodiversity: Globally and nationally rare and threatened wildlife species found at the site include Siberian Ibex Capra sibirica, Argali Ovis ammon (NT), Mongolian Gazelle Procapra gutturosa and Siberian Marmot Marmota sibirica (EN).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug 2009  present  A1  Endangered 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni 2009  present  A1  Least Concern 

Protection status Unprotected

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ikh Gazriin Chuluu. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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