English: Mongolian Ground Jay, Henderson's Ground Jay
Russian: Монгольская саксаульная сойка
French: Podoce de Henderson
Mongolian: Монгол Хуланжороо
Japanese: ハシナガサバクガラス (Hashinaga-sabaku-garasu)
Status: Rare species. According to the IUCN Red List categories and
criteria, the species evaluated as-Vulnerable.
Distribution and Range: Zuungar, Kashgar, Alaashan, Tsaidam, Ordos, Xunjiang and Gansu in
China. In Mongolia widely distributed throughout the desert and desert-steppe,
southern part of dry steppes, Southern Altai Govi.
Habitat: Sandy and gravel desert oases with salt pans, saxual, poplars,
bushes and mountains, hill screes.
Population and Threats: Illegal hunting due to misconception that the meat is used in
traditional medicine, habitat degradation due to excessive cutting down of
trees and bushes in the area.
Conservation Measures: Listed as Rare animal in the Annex to the Mongolian Government
Resolution #7 (2012), included in the Mongolian Red Book (1987, 1997). The
habitat is partially included within the NSPAN.
Further Actions: Organize public awareness program in importance of conservation,
improve control of illegal poaching for medicinal use, establish conservation
management with local residents participation.