KZ005
Urda Sands


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
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC breeding 2006 15 breeding pairs A3
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT breeding 2006 30 breeding pairs A1, A3
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis EN breeding 2006 15 breeding pairs A3
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2006 688 breeding pairs A1, 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)
2006 medium unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

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) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Desert 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Shrubland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Desert -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
forestry -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Urda Sands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2019.