Bulungkol grassland and wetland

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2009)
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Area: 25,000 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Located at the western tip of Xinjiang, adjacent to Tadzhikistan, Kirghizstan and Afghanistan, 120 km south-west of Kashi (Kaxgar) City. Taxkorgan Alpine Animal Nature Reserve lies to the south. The IBA is on the upper Gez River, and is a breeding, summering and staging site for birds.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Ursus arctos, Panthra uncia, Canis lupus, Vulpes vulpes, Ovis ammon and Capra ibex.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bulungkol grassland and wetland. Downloaded from on 29/03/2020.