Biodiv Sci ›› 1996, Vol. 04 ›› Issue (4): 187-193.DOI: 10.17520/biods.1996031

• Editorial •     Next Articles

Study on the wetland bird community and assessment on wetland habitat of the Taolimiao-Alashan Nur in Ordos of Inner Mongolia, China

He Fenqi,Zhang Yinsun,Ye Enqi,Wu Yong,Chen Rongbo   

  1. Institute of Zoology ,Academia Sinica ,Beijing 100080 ,China
    Forestry Bureau of Yikizhao League ,Dongsheng 017000 , Inner Mongolia
    Inner Mongolia Forestry Survey & Designing Institution , Huhehaote 010010
  • Received:1996-01-17 Revised:1996-05-30 Online:1996-11-20 Published:1996-11-20

Abstract: Results of the field work in recent years reveal that the Taolimiao-Alashan Nur is of specific significance to the survival of the Relict Gull Ordos population while the wetland birds occuring there represent concentratedly and indicatively the characteristics of the  wetland bird community in desert of Ordos;as in July of 1992 China became contract nation of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (The Ramsar Convention),the study also presents an assessment on  wetland habitat of the T-A Nur in accordance with the relevant articles/items of the Criteria  recommended by the Convention and suggests that the T-A Nur following the Criteria  might be considered as an important wetland locality in China and hence to be listed onto the List of Wetlands of International Importance.