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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

Site History

  • 2003 - Inscribed

    Reasons for inscription
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  • 1990 - Deferred

    Bureau - Has potential for nomination but make smaller and develop Management plan for crossborder cooperation
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Locations

The site has 12 locations. Show all

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

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Timeline

  • Holocene During the Holocene, the current ecological "mix" was created.

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