MN009
Uvs Lake


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2009 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN breeding 2004 present A1, A4i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid EN breeding 2004 present A1
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC breeding 2004 present A3, A4i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC breeding 2004 present A4i
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU breeding 2004 present A1, A3
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 2004 present A3, A4i
Great Bustard Otis tarda EN breeding 2004 present A1, A3
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT breeding 2004 present A1, A4i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius LC breeding 2004 present A4i
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus NT breeding 2004 present A4i
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus LC breeding 2004 present A3, A4i
Relict Gull Larus relictus VU breeding 2004 present A1
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 2004 present A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2004 present A1, A3
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN breeding 2004 present A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2004 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 2004 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2009).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Uvs Nuur Basin World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,068,853 protected area overlaps with site 100,000
Uvs Nuur Basin UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 712,545 protected area contained by site 0
Ubsunorskaya Kotlovina UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 284,300 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Tesiin gol orchmin gazar nutag Nature Reserves 103,704 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lake Uvs and its surrounding wetlands Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 585,000 protected area contains site 100,000
Altan Els/Tsagaan Shuvuut/Turgen mountain/Uvs Nuur Basin Strictly Protected Areas 1,309,778 protected area overlaps with site 100,000

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Salt marshes -
Desert -
Forest -
Grassland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Uvs Lake. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/uvs-lake-iba-mongolia on 28/02/2024.