Mount Tuomuer Nature Reserve

Year of compilation: 2009

Site description
Located in the central part of the Tian Shan mountains, 90 km north of Aksu City and 600 km south south-west of Urumqi. The IBA has 15 mountains above 6,000 m and 509 glacier, including Mount Tuomuer (7,435 m) and Hantengri Feng (6,995 m), which are the highest and second highest mountains in the Tian Shan. The IBA is a breeding and staging site for birds.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Canis lupus, Panthra uncia, Ursus arctos, Vulpes vulpes, Cervus elaphus, Ovis ammon and Sus scrofa.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
Established as Tuomuer Feng Nature Reserve (100,000 ha) in 1980, and upgraded to a national nature reserve in 2003.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Tuomuer Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 15/08/2022.