Mongol Daguur Steppe may become World Heritage site
UNESCO is conducting a study in the wetlands of the Mongol Daguur Steppe to determine whether it will be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Mongol Daguur Landscape is one of the most well-preserved examples of steppe natural complexes on earth. It comprises intra-zonal wetlands and forest-steppe landscapes that are of great significance for the conservation of the universal biodiversity. If registered as World Heritage, Mongolia will become the 26th country to have its landscape registered as such.
The Mongol Daguur steppe is a trans-boundary eco-region lying on the border of three countries: Mongolia, Russia and China. The area is specifically located in Dornod Province of eastern Mongolia, the Daurian eco-region in Russia and the Hulun Lake wetlands in China.
The Daguur Steppe straddles in north eastern region of Mongolia and was listed as a specially protected area of Mongolia in 1992 in accordance with Government Decree 11 which protects the wildlife, flora and fauna of Mongolian. In 1994, in accordance with a multilateral treaty between Mongolia, Russia and China, the Mongol Daguur Wetland was listed as an International National Park. It is also an International Protected Area. Mongol Daguur has also been listed in the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The Daguur steppe is a Wetland of International Importance in the Ramsar Convention too.
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