Dzhulukul' depression

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2006

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Altai Snowcock Tetraogallus altaicus LC breeding 1999 5-8 breeding pairs A3
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC non-breeding 1995-1999 200-1,200 individuals A4i
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus VU breeding 1995-2001 100-600 breeding pairs A4i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 1995-2002 100-800 breeding pairs A4i
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura LC breeding 2001 400-600 breeding pairs A4i
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 1995-2001 1-5 breeding pairs A1
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC breeding 1999 5-10 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus LC breeding 1999 present A3
Altai Accentor Prunella himalayana LC breeding 1999 present A3
Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens LC breeding 1999 present A3
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta LC breeding 1999 present A3
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla LC breeding 1999 2-3 breeding pairs A3
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola LC breeding 1999 present A3
Brandt's Mountain-finch Leucosticte brandti LC breeding 1999 5-10 breeding pairs A3

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Golden Mountains of Altai World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 1,611,457 protected area overlaps with site 137,000
Altaisky Zapovednik 881,238 protected area contains site 137,000
Altaisky UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 3,532,234 protected area contains site 137,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine, subalpine & boreal, Tundra -
Wetlands (inland) Standing fresh water -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dzhulukul' depression. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.