Markit-Yarkant Oasis

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i (2009)
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Area: 240,000 ha

Site description (2009 baseline)
Located 160 km south-east of Kashi (Kaxgar) City and 1,050 km south-west of Urumqi. The IBA is on the lower Yarkant River, in a densely-populated agricultural area.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Vulpes vulpes, Gazella subgutturosa, Euchoreutes naso and Dipus sagitta.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Markit-Yarkant Oasis. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.