Karakol Lake

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
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC passage 2006 6,050 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2006 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

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)
2018 not assessed very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Mangyshlakskiy Experimental Botanical Garden 4,595 protected area overlaps with site 0
Karagye-Karakolskiy Zakaznik 137,500 protected area contains site 5,270


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay, Desert & semi-desert - salty, Desert & semi-desert - sandy -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial water bodies -
Shrubland Low bushes -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water, Water-fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban & industrial areas -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karakol Lake. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.