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Uvs Nuur Basin

Uvs Nuur Basin
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The Uvs Nuur Basin covers a range of diverse ecosystems within the closed catchment of the saline Uvs Nuur lake system.

Uvs Nuur is an 'inland sea', that is frequented by a range of seabirds even though the nearest ocean is 3,000km away. It is almost circular and 70km in diameter.

The surrounding area consists of steppes, mountains, forests, wetland and deserts. It supports a variety in birds, both resident waterfowl and migrating birds. Mammals include snow leopard, mountain sheep (argali), marbled polecat and the Asiatic ibex.

This serial nomination consists of 12 strictly protected areas. It lies partly in Tuva (Russian Federation) and Mongolia. The site is inhabited by semi-nomadic pastoralists.

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Site Info

Full name: Uvs Nuur Basin

Unesco ID: 769

Inscribed: 2003

Type: Natural

Criteria: 9   10  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 2003 - Inscribed 
  • 1990 - Deferred Bureau - Has potential for nomination but make smaller and develop Management plan for crossborder cooperation

Locations

The site has 12 locations. Show all

  • Uvs Nuur Basin: Altan els Mongolia, Mongolia
  • Uvs Nuur Basin: Aryskannyg Russian Federation, Russian Federation
  • Uvs Nuur Basin: Jamaalyg Russian Federation, Russian Federation
  • Uvs Nuur Basin: Mongun Taiga Russian Federation, Russian Federation
  • Uvs Nuur Basin: Oroku-Shinaa Russian Federation, Russian Federation
  • Uvs Nuur Basin: Tes River Mongolia, Mongolia
  • Uvs Nuur Basin: Tsagan shuvuut Mongolia, Mongolia
  • Uvs Nuur Basin: Tsugeer els Russian Federation, Russian Federation
  • Uvs Nuur Basin: Turgen Mongolia, Mongolia
  • Uvs Nuur Basin: Ubsu-Nur Russian Federation, Russian Federation
  • Uvs Nuur Basin: Ular Russian Federation, Russian Federation
  • Uvs Nuur Basin: Uvs Lake Mongolia, Mongolia

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