CN104
Oasis and Desert in Hami


Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2009)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 28,000 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife China Programme

Site description
Hami is on the southern slopes of the Tian Shan mountains, 500 km east of Urumqi. The IBA has a hot and dry climate, and the habitats include mountains, desert, wetlands and oases.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: There were records of Panthera tigris, Ursus arctos and Camelus ferus until the Qing Dynasty. Nationally protected animals that survive in the area include Equus hemionus and Gazella subgutturosa.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oasis and Desert in Hami. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2017.