Mori Grassland

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2009)
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Area: 75,000 ha

Site description
Located on the northern slope of the Tian Shan mountains and at the south-eastern tip of the Junggar Basin, 300 km east of Changji City and 280 km east of Urumqi. The main habitat in the IBA is 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 and Gazella subgutturosa.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mori Grassland. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.