Khingano-Arkharinskaya Lowland

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Khingano-Arkharinskaya Lowland

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    200,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    49°09'N 130°00'E
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Khingano-Arkharinskaya Lowland. 13/09/94; Amur Oblast; ~200,000 ha; 49°10'N 130°00'E. Nature Reserve, Wildlife Refuge. Near the Chinese border, the site is a unique wet forest-steppe (prairie) ecosystem set in the Amur River Valley. The site includes vast floodplains with rain-fed rivers, islands, beaches, levee systems, oxbow lakes, and marshes. Vegetation is dominated by wet meadows with herbs and includes dry meadows, grass fens, reedbeds, and various other aquatic plants. The flora of the area is represented by 700 species of vascular plants, ten of which are nationally vulnerable. Migrating waterbirds include various species of ducks and geese, and the area is of particular importance for breeding populations of rare and threatened birds. Fifteen regionally rare bird species occur at the site. Human activities include agriculture, haymaking, and cattle grazing. Ramsar site no. 684. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Amur Oblast

  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Reserve ('zapovednik') - Khingansky Nature Reserve (70% of the area)
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