Gun-Galuut is the state combined from diversity of
ecosystem although it owns comparatively small area.
The harmonized complex of high mountains, steppes,
rivers, lakes and wetlands as well are kept enough
as its original condition. Whoever visiting enjoys
to see Gun-Galuut vast steppe seems to meet the sky,
the imposing mountains Baits and Berkh, a home land
of rare creatures, Ikh-Gun and Ayaga lakes, a paradise
of birds, Kherlen, the longest river of Mongolia and
Tsengiin Burd wetland, in where water and wetland
birds lay their eggs.
Nature Reserve is a local protected area for conservation
of global threatened species. The Nature Reserve (NR)
is founded by the Citizens' Representative Hural (Local
Parliament) of Bayandelger county, Tuv Province in
Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve comprises of 3 zones: tourism,
limited, and core zones, which are the ecosystem of
steppe, rocky mountain, small lakes, river, streams
and wetland, and it is about 20000 hectare.
The fauna and flora of the NR haven't been researched
properly but currently 63 mammal species, 81 bird
species, 3 amphibian species and 38 fish species are
recorded. Most common species are Grey Wolf, Marmot,
Souslik, Pika, Vole, Fox, Corsac, Jerboa and Frog.
There are many
nationally and globally threatened species in the
NR. For instance, Argali Wild Mountain Sheep, Siberian
White Crane, White-naped Crane, Hooded Crane, Red
Falcon, Black Vulture and Swan Goose are globally
threatened and listed in the IUCN Red List. Also there
are nationally threatened species such as Whooper
Swan, Black Stork, Great White Egret, Bar-Headed Goose,
Bearded Vulture and Eurasian Penduline.