Country/territory: China (mainland)
IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4i (2009)
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Area: 240,000 ha
Site description (baseline)
Located 160 km south-east of Kashi (Kaxgar) City and 1,050 km south-west of Urumqi. The IBA is on the lower Yarkant River, in a densely-populated agricultural area.
Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Vulpes vulpes, Gazella subgutturosa, Euchoreutes naso and Dipus sagitta.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Markit-Yarkant Oasis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/15457 on 10/06/2023.