IBA Criteria

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 estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii VU winter 1970-1978 15 individuals A3
Pallid Scops-owl Otus brucei LC passage 1970-1978 2 individuals A3
White-winged Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucopterus LC resident 1970-1978 15 individuals A3
Turkestan Ground-jay Podoces panderi LC resident 1970-1978 153 individuals A3
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis LC resident 1970-1978 5 individuals A3
Great Tit Parus major LC resident 1970-1978 85 individuals A3
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti LC passage 1970-1978 60 individuals A3
Sykes's Warbler Iduna rama LC breeding 1970-1978 102 individuals A3
Streaked Scrub-warbler Scotocerca inquieta LC resident 1970-1978 500 individuals A3
Asian Desert Warbler Curruca nana LC passage 1970-1978 33 individuals A3
Saxaul Sparrow Passer ammodendri LC resident 1970-1978 180 individuals A3
Zarudny's Sparrow Passer zarudnyi LC resident 1970-1978 87 individuals A3
Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta LC breeding 1970-1978 20 individuals A3
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps LC passage 1970-1978 5 individuals 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2018 high favourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Caprimulgus aegyptius Egyptian Nightjar 5 5 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Chlamydotis macqueenii Asian Houbara 15 15 individuals 100 favourable
Otus brucei Pallid Scops-owl 2 2 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture 5 5 individuals 100 favourable
Aquila nipalensis Steppe Eagle 10 10 individuals 100 favourable
Aquila heliaca Eastern Imperial Eagle 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Dendrocopos leucopterus White-winged Woodpecker 5 5 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco cherrug Saker Falcon 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Podoces panderi Turkestan Ground-jay 80 80 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Corvus ruficollis Brown-necked Raven 5 5 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Ammomanes deserti Desert Lark 30 30 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Iduna rama Sykes's Warbler 60 60 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Scotocerca inquieta Streaked Scrub-warbler 250 250 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Curruca nana Asian Desert Warbler 30 30 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Passer ammodendri Saxaul Sparrow 100 100 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Passer zarudnyi Zarudny's Sparrow 15 15 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Rhodospiza obsoleta Desert Finch 35 35 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Emberiza bruniceps Red-headed Bunting 5 5 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Repetekskiy State Nature Reserve 34,600 protected area contained by site 34,600
Repetek Zapovednik UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 34,600 protected area contained by site 34,600


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Repetek. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.