The site comprises an area of rocky mountains, semi-desert and dry riverbeds with elm trees. The site is characterised by extensive granite rock formations, surrounded by steppe habitat. The site provides good stopover habitat for many nesting and migrating raptors and other birds. The main land uses are livestock husbandry and tourism. Livestock numbers around the site are increasing rapidly, and a tourist camp is being constructed.
Globally Threatened species found at the site include Saker Falcon Falco cherrug (EN) and Lesser Kestrel F. naumanni (VU). Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus (NT) also occurs.
Non-bird biodiversity: Globally and nationally rare and threatened wildlife species found at the site include Siberian Ibex Capra sibirica, Argali Ovis ammon (NT), Mongolian Gazelle Procapra gutturosa and Siberian Marmot Marmota sibirica (EN).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ikh Gazriin Chuluu. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 16/10/2019.