Zavkhan river - Ereen lake

Surface area: 65.735ha
Elevation: 1.482-1.696m

Protection status: Unprotected.

Site description: The site covers lakes that surround Chandmani hill, located in Zavkahn River basin of Jargalant soum’s east side, marshy ground and 6-12km wide wetland that comprises 4-5 deltas of Zavkhan River. The largest lake of this area is Ereen Lake, which is an important area for Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus), where stopover during their migration. Meadows and wetlands of the site are the most favorable places for water and marsh birds to breed and stopover during migration. There is tourist camp under construction close to Ereen Lake and it may cause disturbance to birds if its location too close to the lake.

Importance for birds: The site supports globally threatened bird species such as Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) and Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides). Migratory bird species including Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus) and Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) occur, exceeding 1% of their flyway populations.

Special flora and fauna: There is no specific information about the other flora and fauna.