Monday, 13 November 2017

Uvs Nuur Basin

This is another site shared by Mongolia and Russia. Again, I still need a postcard from Mongolia

Uvs Nuur Basin
This postcard was sent by Irina

The Uvs Nuur Basin (1,068,853 ha), is the northernmost of the enclosed basins of Central Asia. It takes its name from Uvs Nuur Lake, a large, shallow and very saline lake, important for migrating birds, waterfowl and seabirds. The site is made up of twelve protected areas representing the major biomes of eastern Eurasia. The steppe ecosystem supports a rich diversity of birds and the desert is home to a number of rare gerbil, jerboas and the marbled polecat. The mountains are an important refuge for the globally endangered snow leopard, mountain sheep (argali) and the Asiatic ibex. - in:

Mongun Taiga
This postcard was sent by Galina

Mongun-Taiga, also known as Mungun-Taiga (TuvanМөңгүн-Тайга - Silver Mountain) is a massif in Mongun-Taiga kozhuunRussia. The Russian part of the Altay Mountains is considered part of Western Siberia, but Mongun-Taiga in 1932 was transferred (along with the north of Uvs Nuur Basin) from the Mongolian People's Republic of Tuva, and in 1944 became part of Eastern Siberia. - in: wikipedia

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