June 20, 2007

Link added to sidebar: Ikh Nart

Research Camp, Ikh Nart, Oct 2005. Photo © A. Braunlich

The Ikh Nartiin Chuluu Nature Reserve (Ikh Nart) is a nature reserve located in the Dornogobi Aimag or East Gobi Province of Mongolia. Established in 1996, Ikh Nart covers an area of about 45,000 hectares of grassland and semi-desert steppe environments and harbours one of the last remaining populations of Argali Sheep.

Argalis, Ikh Nart, Oct 2005. Photo © A. Braunlich

This website provides up-to-date information about Ikh Nart, including information on visiting the reserve, wildlife and plants in the area, and on-going conservation and research activities.

Red-flanked Bluetail, Ikh Nart, Oct 2005.
Photo © A. Braunlich

Over 120 bird species have been recorded in Ikh Nart. The reserve harbours one of the highest recorded nest densities of Cinereous Vultures world-wide and represents an important stop-over point for many migratory species.

1 comment:

Jochen said...

Axel, this is truly an amazing blog about an equally amazing country!

I'll make sure to send an Anhinga your way before I leave to Germany in September. So keep an eye on the sky... Or maybe a Blue Jay?