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Location Mongolia, Zavkhan
Central coordinates 96o 6.00' East  48o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 13,439 ha
Altitude 1,980 - 2,170m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description The site comprises Khar Lake and the smaller, isolated Baga Lake, which lies to the northwest. Khar Lake is a freshwater lake surrounded by sand dunes to the north and by hills to the south. The lake is 24 km long and 6 km wide. A small stream enters the lake from the east. Baga Lake is a freshwater lake with no outflow surrounded by sand dunes and hill slopes. There is a small island in the lake. The movement and build-up of sand near the shorelines of the two lakes has increased in recent years.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala 2009  present  A1  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda 2009  present  A1  Vulnerable 
White-throated Bushchat Saxicola insignis 2009  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Other biodiversity No information on other fauna and flora is available.

Protection status Unprotected

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ulaagchinii Khar Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/08/2014

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