Ulugqat grassland and wetland

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2009)
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Area: 85,000 ha

Site description
Ulugqat is a frontier area located at the western margin of China, adjacent to Kirghizstan, Uzbekistan and Tadzhikistan, 150 km west north-west of Kashi (Kaxgar) City and 1,250 km south-west of Urumqi. The IBA is on upper Kaxgar River.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Canis lupus, Vulpes vulpes, Ovis ammon and Capra ibex.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ulugqat grassland and wetland. Downloaded from on 07/10/2022.