KZ084
Ereymentau Mountains


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis EN breeding 2007 5-8 breeding pairs A3
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2007 30-35 breeding pairs A1, A3
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT breeding 2007 150-180 breeding pairs A1, A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2007 25-45 breeding pairs A1
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU breeding 2007 90-110 breeding pairs A1, A3
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2007 1-3 breeding pairs A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2017 near favourable low medium
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes habitat good

State (condition of the trigger species' populations)
Scientific name Common name Reference population Actual population Units % of population remaining Result
Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan 5 9 individuals 100 favourable
Anser anser Greylag Goose 15 122 individuals 100 favourable
Mergus merganser Goosander 3 3 individuals 100 favourable
Aythya fuligula Tufted Duck 8 8 individuals 100 favourable
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard 32 32 individuals 100 favourable
Fulica atra Common Coot 13 54 individuals 100 favourable
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Aquila heliaca Eastern Imperial Eagle 35 1 breeding pairs 3 very unfavourable
Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Falco subbuteo Eurasian Hobby 1 1 individuals 100 favourable

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial water bodies 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban & industrial areas 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Forest Broadleaved deciduous 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Forest Flood-plain 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
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) Temporary water bodies 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
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 small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - intentional use: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented medium
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Ermentauskiy Zakaznik 35,000 protected area contained by site 35,000
Belodymskiy Zakaznik 3,000 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban & industrial areas -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous, Flood-plain -
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous -
Shrubland Low bushes -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Standing brackish & salt water, Temporary water bodies -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial water bodies -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ereymentau Mountains. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/ereymentau-mountains-iba-kazakhstan on 22/02/2024.