Ayrag Nuur

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Ayrag Nuur

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    45,000 ha
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    48°52'N 93°25'E
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Ayrag Nuur. 13/04/99; Hovd Province; 45,000 ha; 48°53'N 093°25'E. Proposed National Park. A shallow, freshwater lake in the Mongolian Great Lakes Basin. An exceptionally important breeding and resting site for a variety of waterbirds and the only remaining place in Mongolia where the Dalmatian Pelican regularly comes to breed. The lake is of fundamental importance for the groundwater recharge of the area. Other noteworthy waterbird species include the globally threatened Swan Goose and Relict Gull. Land use around the wetland is limited to semi-nomadic animal husbandry. Ramsar site no. 977. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

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Uvs Province

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