Arys-Karaktau State Reserved Zone

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni VU breeding 2001-2005 20-100 individuals A1, A3
Chlamydotis undulata NR breeding 2005-2006 500 individuals A1, A3
Chlamydotis undulata NR passage 2001-2004 1,500-2,700 individuals A1
Greater Sandplover Charadrius leschenaultii LC breeding 2001-2005 unknown A3
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus LC breeding 2001-2005 unknown A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT winter 2001-2005 5-15 individuals A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2001-2005 5-10 individuals A1
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2001-2005 unknown A1
White-winged Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucopterus LC resident 2001-2005 unknown A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2001-2005 < 50 individuals A1
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis LC resident 2001-2005 < 50 individuals A3
Parus bokharensis NR resident 2001-2005 unknown A3
Sykes's Warbler Iduna rama LC breeding 2001-2005 unknown A3
Streaked Scrub-warbler Scotocerca inquieta LC resident 2001-2005 unknown A3
Sylvia nana NR breeding 2001-2005 unknown A3
Saxaul Sparrow Passer ammodendri LC resident 2001-2005 unknown A3
Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta LC breeding 2001-2005 unknown A3
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps LC breeding 2001-2005 unknown A3

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information poor

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Arys-Karaktau State Reservation 404,000 is identical to site 404,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay, Desert & semi-desert - salty, Desert & semi-desert - sandy -
Shrubland Low bushes, Scrub -
Forest Flood-plain, Wooded desert & semi-desert -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations, Highly improved reseeded grasslands, Perennial crops, orchards & groves -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Arys-Karaktau State Reserved Zone. Downloaded from on 14/12/2019.