KZ015
Karagie Depression


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
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2004 40 breeding pairs A1

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)
2014 high very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes 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) - nomadic grazing happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather temperature extremes happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Energy production and mining oil and gas drilling happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities 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%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution air-borne pollutants - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) 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
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban & industrial areas 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Artificial - terrestrial Ruderal land 0 0 poor (40-69%) very poor (< 40%) not assessed
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Desert Desert & semi-desert - salty 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Desert Desert & semi-desert - stony 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Forest Wooded desert & semi-desert 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Rocky areas Inland cliffs 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Shrubland Low bushes 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Cygnus olor Mute Swan 25 150 individuals 100 favourable
Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan 2 5 individuals 100 favourable
Bucephala clangula Common Goldeneye 1 15 individuals 100 favourable
Mergus serrator Red-breasted Merganser 1 25 individuals 100 favourable
Tadorna tadorna Common Shelduck 4 6 individuals 100 favourable
Netta rufina Red-crested Pochard 10 50 individuals 100 favourable
Aythya ferina Common Pochard 2 10 individuals 100 favourable
Aythya fuligula Tufted Duck 2 70 individuals 100 favourable
Mareca penelope Eurasian Wigeon 1 50 individuals 100 favourable
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard 2 70 individuals 100 favourable
Anas crecca Common Teal 2 30 individuals 100 favourable
Podiceps nigricollis Black-necked Grebe 3 10 individuals 100 favourable
Phoenicopterus roseus Greater Flamingo 1 5 individuals 100 favourable
Pterocles orientalis Black-bellied Sandgrouse 2 15 individuals 100 favourable
Fulica atra Common Coot 2 700 individuals 100 favourable
Ardea alba Great White Egret 2 52 individuals 100 favourable
Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant 10 150 individuals 100 favourable
Gallinago gallinago Common Snipe 1 20 individuals 100 favourable
Larus genei Slender-billed Gull 1 50 individuals 100 favourable
Larus canus Mew Gull 1 3000 individuals 100 favourable
Larus cachinnans Caspian Gull 1 2000 individuals 100 favourable
Haliaeetus albicilla White-tailed Sea-eagle 1 30 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Karagye-Karakolskiy Zakaznik 137,500 protected area overlaps with site 100,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Desert & semi-desert - stony, Desert & semi-desert - salty, Desert & semi-desert - clay -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs -
Shrubland Low bushes -
Forest Wooded desert & semi-desert -
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban & industrial areas, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karagie Depression. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/10/2019.