Ramsar Sites in Mongolia

The Ramsar Convention, officially known as the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat, came into force in 1975. The convention provides a framework for international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands. Parties have a commitment to promote the wise-use of all wetlands in their territory, to designate suitable sites for inclusion on the List of Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites) and to promote their conservation.

Mongolia became a contracting party to the Ramsar Convention in 1998. Although much of Mongolia is arid and the dominant habitats are steppe and semidesert, there are some rich wetlands that support important breeding and migratory populations of waterbirds. Currently 11 sites have been designated as Ramsar Sites so far. 

Ramsar Site Information Sheets

Code  Site name    Year designated   Official area (ha)   GIS area (ha)   Latitude Longitude Downloads
MN924  Mongol Daguur (Mongolian Dauria)   1997 210,000 325,221 49.70000 115.10000 html, SIS
MN953  Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake   1998 6,110 3,859 48.16667 99.71667 html, SIS
MN954  Valley of Lakes   1998 45,600 7,277 45.30000 100.11667 html, SIS
MN955  Ogii Lake   1998 2,510 62,306 47.76667 102.76667 html, SIS
MN976  Khar Us Lake National Park   1999 321,360 45,799 47.96667 92.81667 html, SIS
MN977  Airag Lake   1999 45,000 374,147 48.86667 93.41667 html, SIS
MN1376  Lake Achit and its surrounding wetlands   2004 73,730 100,133 49.66667 90.56667 html, SIS
MN1377  Lake Buir and its surrounding wetlands   2004 104,000 106,305 47.80000 117.66667 html, SIS
MN1378  Lake Ganga and its surrounding wetlands   2004 3,280 31,595 45.25000 114.00000 html, SIS
MN1379  Lake Uvs and its surrounding wetlands   2004 585,000 36,478 50.31667 92.75000 html, SIS
MN1380  Lakes in the Khurkh-Khuiten river valley   2004 42,940 602,478 48.30000 110.56667 html, SIS

source: https://www.ramsar.org/wetland/mongolia

Note: There are some major discrepancies between the official areas obtained from the Ramsar Sites Information Service and the areas calculated from the GIS polygons. These discrepancies are thought to arise from the fact that the official figures only give the area of water surface at the site but exclude the surrounding habitats. The discrepancies are, therefore, particularly great in cases such as Lake Ganga and its surrounding wetlands, where the Ramsar Site comprises a number of small lakes within a matrix of terrestrial habitats. At a future point, there is a need to revise the official figures given on the Ramsar Sites Information Service to reflect the full area of each site.