Ulansuhai Nur Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 29,333 ha

Site description
Located in the eastern part of Houtao Plain. Ulansuhai is the second largest lake in Inner Mongolia, extending 35-40 km from north to south and 5-10 km from east to west, with more than 290 km2 of open water. Emergent reeds and bulrushes cover 50% of the lake area, and these water plants separate the lake surface into several different sections. Ulansuhai supports one of the most important fisheries in Inner Mongolia.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ulansuhai Nur Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 29/09/2022.