Jilin Momoge National Nature Reserve

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Jilin Momoge National Nature Reserve

  • Country: 
    China
  • Site number: 
    2188
  • Area: 
    144,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
    16-10-2013
  • Coordinates: 
    45°55'N 123°46'E
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Overview

Jilin Momoge National Nature Reserve (144,000 ha; 45°54'32”N 123°45'56"E) located in the transition zone between deserts and grasslands in the northwestern part of Jilin Province, supports wetland types that are representative of the biogeographic region, such as low plain wetlands, rivers, temperate meadow and shallow lakes. These habitats provide important refuge for a variety of fish and bird species. In spring 2012, 97% of the world’s population of the critically endangered Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus were recorded at the site, and over 100,000 waterbirds were recorded in each year between 2010 and 2012. The site plays an important role in groundwater recharge, flood water storage, and local climate regulation. It is also important in supporting the local fisheries, livestock farming and agriculture.Ramsar Site no. 2188. Most recent RIS information: 2013.

Administrative region: 
Jilin Province

  • National legal designation: 
    • National nature reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    16-10-2013

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