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.
Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Vulpes vulpes, Gazella subgutturosa, Euchoreutes naso and Dipus sagitta.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Markit-Yarkant Oasis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/markit-yarkant-oasis-iba-china-(mainland) on 28/11/2023.