Landscapes of Dauria
Shared between Mongolia and the Russian Federation, this site is an outstanding example of the Daurian Steppe eco-region, which extends from eastern Mongolia into Russian Siberia and northeastern China. Cyclical climate changes, with distinct dry and wet periods lead to a wide diversity of species and ecosystems of global significance. The different types of steppe represented, such as grassland and forest, as well as lakes and wetlands serve as habitats for rare species of fauna, such as the White-naped crane and the Great Bustard, as well as millions of vulnerable, endangered or threatened migratory birds. It is also a critical site on the migration path for the Mongolian gazelle © UNESCO
Current state and trend of VALUES
Overall PROTECTION and MANAGEMENT
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Description of values
Mosaic of diverse ecosystems, including excellent example of the Daurian steppe, in which evolutionary processes are ongoing
Threatened and migratory bird species
Breeding grounds and migration route of the Mongolian Gazelle
Threatened and near-threatened mammals
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