Baytik Shan

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2009)
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Area: 73,000 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Located in the south-eastern part of the Altay Mountains and in the eastern part of Junggar Basin, on the boundary between China and Mongolia, 300 km north-east of Changji City and 290 km north-east from Urumqi. The IBA is arid and the habitats include dry grassland.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Historical records of Camelus ferus and Saiga tatarica, but they are now locally extinct. Other nationally protected animals include Equus hemionus, Ovis ammon and Gazella subgutturosa.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Baytik Shan. Downloaded from on 26/11/2020.