Baytik Shan

Year of compilation: 2009

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.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Baytik Shan. Downloaded from on 29/10/2020.