description: The mineral lake
formed by tectonic movements, Telmen is located on the border between Numrug
and Telmen soums. There are many small tributaries flow into the lake and major
one is Khooloi River. The northern and southern shores have horns and
peninsulas, while the eastern and western shores are relatively flat with salty
marshes and sand dunes formed by river flow. The lake has 3 small islands in
its center, where migratory birds gather in vast numbers. The major use of
Telmen Lake’s surrounding area is animal husbandry.
birds: Globally threatened
bird species such as Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides), Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug), Lesser Kestrel (F.naumanni) are breed at the site, while Siberian Crane (Grus
leucogeranus) occurred during migration. Therefore, the migratory bird,
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) gather in vast numbers. The site
also supports bird species of the Eurasian steppe and dessert biome.
flora and fauna: There
is no specific information about the other flora and fauna.