protected by Small Gobi Strictly Protected Area (Part A).
Gobi is a great representation of semi-desert zone. The site is characterized
by rolling hills, sand dunes, dry river beds and elm trees along them and
saxual forests of true desert and semi-desert zones. Rocky hills and oases can
be found occasionally and they provide good habitats for raptors to nest and
stopover during migration. Oases of Borzon Gobi are very important for
waterbirds and shorebirds, especially during their migration. The major threat
of the site is gold mine. Illegal hunting, overcutting of bushes and sexual
trees for fire woods causing danger to the site.
threatened bird species such as Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug), Lesser
Kestrel (F. naumanni) and Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulate) nest and breed at the site. The site also
supports Saxaul Sparrow (Passer ammodendri), Pallas’s Sandgrouse
(Syrrhaptes paradoxus) and Mongolian Ground Jay (Podoces hendersoni),
restricted to the Eurasian
steppe and desert biome.
and fauna: Rare and
endangered wildlife such as Goitered Gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa),
Mongolian Gazelle (Procapra
gutturosa), Argali (Ovis ammon), Siberian Ibex (Capra sibirica),
Long-eared Hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus) and Long-eared Jerboa (Euchoreutes naso) are common at