Markakol State Nature Reserve

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
Altai Snowcock Tetraogallus altaicus LC breeding 2005 50-249 individuals A3
Hazel Grouse Tetrastes bonasia LC breeding 2005 50-249 individuals A3
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC breeding 2006 70 individuals A3
Goosander Mergus merganser LC breeding 2006 609 individuals A4i
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC breeding 2006 5 individuals A3
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus VU breeding 2006 2 individuals A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2005 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2012 not assessed very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information poor

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Markakol'skiy State Nature Reserve 75,040 protected area overlaps with site 75,048


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban & industrial areas, Ruderal land -
Forest Flood-plain, Mixed, Native coniferous, Treeline ecotone -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine & boreal, Humid, Mesophile grassland & tall grass steppe, Tundra -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs, Scree, boulders & bare rocky areas -
Shrubland Low bushes, Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires & springs, Rivers & streams, Standing fresh water -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Markakol State Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.