Markit-Yarkant Oasis

Year of compilation: 2009

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Vulpes vulpes, Gazella subgutturosa, Euchoreutes naso and Dipus sagitta.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Markit-Yarkant Oasis. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.