Tarialan valley

Surface area: 31,630 ha
Elevation: 1,500-1,600 m

Protection status: Unprotected.

Site description: The site comprises Zulegt river valley, where Great Bustard (Otis tarda) breeds and overwinters some years. The site extends south to Selenge River and north to the mountain. The land mainly used for agriculture. The valley is surrounded by mountains and hills, some of which forested or with rocky peaks. The site is divided into two sections by a main road from Moron to Hutag Ondor. The major threats at the site are heavy traffic along the road, destruction of eggs and chicks by agricultural machinery and poaching.

Importance for birds: Globally threatened bird species such as Great Bustard (Otis tarda), Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug), Lesser Falcon (F. naumanni) and Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliacal) occur at the site. Hundreds of Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) gathers in flocks, reaching at least 1% of their flyway populations.

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