Critical species of Odonata in the Asian part of the former USSR and the Republic of Mongolia


The region covered is briefly defined and characterized as relatively little disturbed. A survey of relevant odonatological literature, including local Red Lists, is given, along with current scientific activity. Sixteen species are indicated, which deserve special attention, one of them, Ischnura aralensis, being the only strict endemic in the region. Some isolated populations deserving protection are indicated. Regions important for odonate protection are listed, including parts of the Russian Far East in which threatened Chinese populations find a northern refuge. Measures taken for nature protection in the countries considered are also discussed.

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