Oasis and Desert in Hami

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2009)
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Area: 28,000 ha

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 (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oasis and Desert in Hami. Downloaded from on 07/10/2022.