IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii (2007)
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Area: 12,123 ha
|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2007||medium||not assessed||not assessed|
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The Kattashor - Romankul lakes formed in the desert from collector-drainage waters of the left bank Amudarya collector. The IBA is located to the northwest of Turkmenabat city.
The avifauna of the IBA includes 300 species, of which more than 100 are waterfowl and waterbirds. The IBA's wetlands provide favorable conditions for waterfowl and waterbirds, especially during migration and in winter. Criterion А1 applies for: Pelecanus crispus. Other A1 species recorded but where data is not available to justify their designation are: Aythya nyroca, Oxyura leucocephala, Anser erythropus and Marmaronetta angustirostris. Criterion А4iii applies for the waterfowl and waterbirds which number more than 20,000 on migration and in winter.
Non-bird biodiversity: Fish: – about 40 species, amphibians – 2 species, reptiles – 30 species and mammals about 40 species. Flora: coastal hydrophilic vegetation: Tamarix, Karelinia caspia, Phragmites australis, Salsola.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ketteshor - Ramankol. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/03/2023.