Bachu Oasis

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A2, A3, A4i, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 50,000 ha

Site description
Located 240 km east of Kashi City and 850 km south-west of Urumqi. The IBA is at the confluence of the Yarkant and Kaxgar rivers, and includes Xiaohaizhi and Honghaizi reservoirs.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: The area supports the fish Pelochelys bibroni, and animals include Vulpes vulpes, Euchoreutes naso and Dipus sagitta.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bachu Oasis. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023.