KZ093
Topar Lake System


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
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 2007 40-200 breeding pairs A1
Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni VU - 2007 < 50 individuals A3
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2007 12-100 breeding pairs A1
White-winged Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucopterus LC breeding 2007 1 individuals A3
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis LC unknown 2007 rare A3
Great Tit Parus major LC breeding 2007 6-10 individuals A3
Sykes's Warbler Iduna rama LC breeding 2007 150-200 individuals A3
Asian Desert Warbler Curruca nana LC breeding 2007 1 individuals A3
Saxaul Sparrow Passer ammodendri LC breeding 2007 50-249 individuals A3
Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta LC breeding 2007 250-999 individuals A3
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps LC breeding 2007 20-30 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)
2014 medium unfavourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
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%) 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 fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) 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%) slow but significant deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Desert Desert & semi-desert - salty 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Desert Desert & semi-desert - sandy 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Forest Flood-plain 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Shrubland Low bushes 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) Standing fresh water 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) Water-fringe vegetation 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Unknown Unknown Unknown negligible
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Pribalkhashskiy Zakaznik 503,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Iliiskaja delta Zakaznik 244,794 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Flood-plain -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay, Desert & semi-desert - salty, Desert & semi-desert - sandy -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Standing brackish & salt water, Standing fresh water, Water-fringe vegetation -
Shrubland Low bushes -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Topar Lake System. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2022.