Markit-Yarkant Oasis

Site description (2009 baseline):

Site location and context
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.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity

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