|Central coordinates||119o 33.00' East 46o 37.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3|
|Altitude||1,000 - 1,500m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Nomrog lies at the edge of the steppe and the forest steppe zones, in the foothills of the Khyangan mountains in the extreme east of Mongolia. The site is composed of rocky mountains, mountain steppe, river valleys with willow trees, small lakes, grass steppe, and pine and birch forests. Here, the seamless grasslands of the eastern steppe merges with the Khyangan mountain range, which is clothed in deciduous woodland and pine forest characteristic of the Manchurian hills. There are numerous streams and rivers lined with willow, aspen and birch meandering along wide valleys. Habitats for birds are remarkably diverse and pristine. Threats to biodiversity are currently relatively minor, and there is very little conservation management at present. In general, Nomrog Strictly Protected Area is in the enviable position of requiring relatively little input to protect its habitats and species. Nevertheless it is necessary to implement some management activities, especially to address threats posed by poaching and fire.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Swan Goose Anser cygnoid||-||2009||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Saker Falcon Falco cherrug||-||2009||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||-||2009||present||-||A1, A3||Vulnerable|
|White-naped Crane Antigone vipio||-||2009||present||-||A1, A3||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Nomrog||Strict Protected Area||31,205||protected area overlaps with site||0|
Other biodiversity Many nationally threatened mammals occur at the site, including Eurasian Otter Lutra lutra (NT), European Elk Alces alces, Brown Bear Ursus arctos, Wild Boar Sus scrofa, Siberian Roe Deer Capreolus pygargus, Red Deer Cervus elaphus, Grey Wolf Canis lupus, Red Fox Vulpes vulpes, Corsac Fox V. corsac and Siberian Marmot Marmota sibirica (EN). In addition, fish species, such as Taimen Hucho taimen and Amur Pike Esox reichertii, and many insects listed in the Red Data Book of Mongolia can be seen in great abundance.
Protection status Partially protected by Nomrog Strictly Protected Area
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