KZ091
Ushkol Lake


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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN breeding 2007 6-28 individuals A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2007 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)
2013 high near favourable negligible
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
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

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
Shrubland 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams 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

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Oxyura leucocephala White-headed Duck 28 10 individuals 36 very unfavourable
Netta rufina Red-crested Pochard 1 58 individuals 100 favourable
Aythya ferina Common Pochard 4500 34 individuals 1 very unfavourable
Aythya fuligula Tufted Duck 1 56 individuals 100 favourable
Anas acuta Northern Pintail 1 3 individuals 100 favourable
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe 1 2 individuals 100 favourable
Fulica atra Common Coot 1 97 individuals 100 favourable
Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant 1 6 individuals 100 favourable
Larus ridibundus Black-headed Gull 1 2 individuals 100 favourable
Larus cachinnans Caspian Gull 1 4 individuals 100 favourable
Motacilla citreola Citrine Wagtail 1 1 individuals 100 favourable

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

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay, Desert & semi-desert - salty, Desert & semi-desert - sandy -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Standing fresh water, Water-fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ushkol Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2022.