Elevation: 825-896 m
Site description: The site
comprises Ulz river valley and Zegst, Tuulain Burd and Turgenii Tsagaan Lakes,
located close to each other. The lakes surrounded by tall grassy steppes,
mountains and hils. The surrounding areas used for livestock grazing and hay
making. Herder families overwinter near the lakes. In recent years water levels
of the lakes dropping due to drought and Zegst Lake is in danger to dry out.
threatened bird species such as White-naped Crane (Grus vipio), Siberian
Crane (G.leucogeranus), Hooded Crane (G. monacha) and Great
Bustard (Otis tarda) occur at the site.
Populations of some duck species, which stopver here may reach 1% of the site’s
flora and fauna: Rare wildlife
such as Mongolian Gazelle (Procapra gutturosa), Siberian Marmot (Marmota
sibirica), Pallas’s Cat (Felis manul) and Grey Wolf (Canis
lupus), listed in Red Data Book of
Mongolia, occur at the site. Mongolian Gazelle (Procapra gutturosa)
has been introduced here successfully.