Aktash massif

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
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis LC resident 2000-2006 7-8 breeding pairs A3
Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria LC breeding 2000-2006 2-4 breeding pairs A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT resident 2000-2006 2-6 breeding pairs A1
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2000-2006 30-40 breeding pairs A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN resident 2000-2006 1-2 breeding pairs A1
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 2000-2006 20-30 breeding pairs A3
Hume's Lark Calandrella acutirostris LC breeding 2000-2006 15-18 breeding pairs A3
Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus LC breeding 2000-2006 5-6 breeding pairs A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 2000-2006 10-12 breeding pairs A3
Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens LC breeding 2000-2006 7-8 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC breeding 2000-2006 8-12 breeding pairs A3
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta LC breeding 2000-2006 8-10 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes LC resident 2000-2006 10-20 breeding pairs A3
Red-mantled Rosefinch Carpodacus rhodochlamys LC breeding 2000-2006 10-15 breeding pairs A3
Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus LC breeding 2000-2006 20-25 breeding pairs A3
Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguineus LC breeding 2000-2006 30-40 breeding pairs 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place low
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Акташский Заказник 15,000 protected area overlaps with site 15,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Forest -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
forestry -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aktash massif. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.