Ordos Taolimiao - Alashanwan Haizi

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 8,800 ha

Site description
Located where the Mau Us Desert of the Ordos plateau meets the Hobq Desert. The IBA is in a transitional area between typical grassland and desertified grassland, but since 2004 the area has become much drier and it has been reported that the Larus relictus population has declined drastically.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ordos Taolimiao - Alashanwan Haizi. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023.