Elevation: 1,889-2,612 m
freshwater lake, Khuvsguliin Sangiin Dalai Lake is located in the north
foothill of Bulnain Mountains on the border Zavkhan and Khuvsgul provinces. The
lake is fed by about 20 rivers and streams but there is no outflow. It has
wetlands along its tributaries. The water level increase led to submerge Dalain
Ovoo and Khar Nuden islands. The major use of surrounding area is livestock
endangered Great Bustard (Otis tarda) occurs around the
lake. Whooper Swan (Cygnus Cygnus), Bar-headed Goose (Anser
indicus) and Whitetailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) nest and lay eggs at the site. Whooper
Swan (Cygnus Cygnus) and Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna
ferruginea) gather here in flocks, exceeding 1% of
their flyway populations.
flora and fauna: Globally endangered Pallas's Cat (Felis manul) occurs at the site. Grey Wolf (Canis
lupus), Corsac Fox (Vulpes corsac) and Red Fox (V.
vulpes), listed in Red Data Book
of Mongolia also occur here.