Uvs Nuur Basin
The Uvs Nuur Basin covers a range of diverse ecosystems within the closed catchment of the saline Uvs Nuur lake system.
The landscapes include desert, steppe, forests, wetlands, tundra and high mountain peaks with glaciers. This diversity, combined with the absence of major human impact, is also reflected in a rich variety of plant and animal species. It supports both resident waterfowl and migrating birds. Mammal species found here include snow leopard, mountain sheep (argali), Pallas’s cat and the Siberian ibex.
Community Perspective: This site has been unreviewed so far. It consists of 12 strictly protected areas in Russia’s Tuva Republic and Mongolia.
Map of Uvs Nuur BasinLoad map
Bureau - Has potential for nomination but make smaller and develop Management plan for crossborder cooperation
The site has 11 locations
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