Lake Lacha

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1997 300-2,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1996 1 individuals A4i, B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1996 1 individuals A4i, B1i
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC non-breeding 1997 600-1,000 individuals B1i
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1997 10-30 breeding pairs A1
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC breeding 1997 500-800 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Mew Gull Larus canus LC breeding 1997 1,500 breeding pairs B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 1997 20,000 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lachskiy Zakaznik 8,800 protected area contained by site 8,800
Kedrovye posadki Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Raised bogs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Urban parks and gardens -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Lacha. Downloaded from on 06/10/2022.