KZ064
Ortau upland 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
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis EN breeding 2007 2-4 breeding pairs A3
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2007 3-6 breeding pairs A1, A3
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC breeding 2007 180-210 breeding pairs A4ii
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT breeding 2007 2,200-2,600 breeding pairs A1, A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2007 280-300 breeding pairs A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2007 20-25 breeding pairs A1

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)
2017 high 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
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
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%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (commercial use) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

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%) near favourable
Desert Desert & semi-desert - salty 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Shrubland Low bushes 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Anthropoides virgo Demoiselle Crane 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Tetrax tetrax Little Bustard 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Circaetus gallicus Short-toed Snake-eagle 50 1 breeding pairs 2 very unfavourable
Aegypius monachus Cinereous Vulture 4 4 individuals 100 favourable
Aquila nipalensis Steppe Eagle 17 2 individuals 12 very unfavourable
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Circus pygargus Montagu's Harrier 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Buteo rufinus 4 2 individuals 50 unfavourable
Falco cherrug Saker Falcon 25 1 breeding pairs 4 very unfavourable

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)
Ulutauskiy Zakaznik 19,300 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous, Flood-plain -
Shrubland Low bushes -
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Standing brackish & salt water, Temporary water bodies -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay, Desert & semi-desert - salty -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ortau upland massif. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/07/2020.