KZ013
Aktau cliff faces


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2004 10 breeding pairs A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2004 120 breeding pairs A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2004 138 breeding pairs A1, A4ii

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)
2013 high favourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information poor

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

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%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Northen Part of Caspian Sea State Reservation 7,000,000 protected area overlaps with site 15,000
Aktay-Buzachinskiy Zakaznik 170,000 protected area overlaps with site 60,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Desert & semi-desert - stony, Desert & semi-desert - salty, Desert & semi-desert - clay -
Sea Sea inlets -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
energy production and mining -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aktau cliff faces. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2020.