The site is comprises an area of grassland steppe, rolling hills and several small lakes
in the Ulz River valley. The site supports a number of crane species, and is an important
area for their breeding and congregation before migration. Livestock husbandry is the main
Globally Threatened species occurring at the site comprise White-naped Crane Grus vipio
(VU), Siberian Crane G. leucogeranus (CR), Hooded Crane G. monacha (VU) and Great Bustard Otis tarda (VU). Populations of some waterbirds may reach 1% of their flyway populations.
Non-bird biodiversity: Mongolian Gazelle Procapra gutturosa, Siberian Marmot Marmota sibirica (EN), Pallas’s Cat Felis manul (NT), Grey Wolf Canis lupus and Daurian Hedgehog Mesechinus dauuricus are all common at the site.