Lakes in the Khurkh-Khuiten river valley
- Site number:1380
- Area:42,940 ha
- Designation date:22-03-2004
- Coordinates:48°18'N 110°34'E
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Lakes in the Khurkh-Khuiten river valley. 22/03/04; Khentii Province; 42,940 ha; 48°18'N 110°34'E. Permanent lakes located in the transition zone between Mongolian forest and steppe zones in the basin of the Khurkh-Khuiten river, a tributary to the great Onon River. The site is the habitat of many threatened and endangered species from the southern taiga, Central Asian steppe, and forest steppe of Daguur-Manjuria. In terms of Criterion 6, it supports 11% of the biogeographical population of White-naped Crane (Grus vipio), 3% Eurasian Crane (Grus Grus), 1% Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo), 15% Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). The main land use is for animal husbandry. Global warming has had implications for the reduction of the lakes' size. There is a potential for ecotourism, but currently no conservation measures have been taken. Ramsar site no. 1380. Most recent RIS information: 2004.
- Last publication date:22-03-2004