Elevation: 825-896 m
site comprises group of lakes called Gun Tsengeleg, Gun Galuut and Erveekhei,
located in steppe zone 2-3km from each other, 30km southwest of Tsagaan-Ovoo
soum, Dornod Province. Gun Galuut is the largest and there grow some reeds and
rushes along its northern shore. Tsengeleg is the lake located in the plain
without any reeds and rushes, and adjacent mountains. Every year about 4-6
herder families regularly stay at the site all around the year, using the land
for livestock grazing. Since 1970’s, there is operating province and soum
health resort in the northern shore of Gun Tsengleg lake. In the recent years,
water levels of the lakes are falling due to drought, leading to dry.
Increasing herder families and livestock numbers near the lakes, causing
disturbance to birds and their habitats.
threatened bird species such as Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides), Whitenaped
Crane (Grus vipio), Great Bustard (Otis tarda) and Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) occur at
the site. Bird species of the Eurasian steppe and desert biome dominate
at the site. Migratory birds, including Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides),
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea), Common Shelduck (T. tadorna),
Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides Virgo) and Northern Lapwing (Vanellus
vanellus) occur in vast numbers.
flora and fauna: There
is no specific information about the other flora and fauna.