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
Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni VU breeding 2003-2006 30-40 breeding pairs A1, A3
Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius LC breeding 2003-2006 5-8 breeding pairs A3
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2003-2006 60-65 individuals A1
White-winged Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucopterus LC resident 2003-2006 4-6 breeding pairs A3
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN resident 2003-2006 2-4 individuals A1
Great Tit Parus major LC resident 2003-2006 10-12 breeding pairs A3
Sykes's Warbler Iduna rama LC breeding 2003-2006 8-10 breeding pairs A3
Streaked Scrub-warbler Scotocerca inquieta LC breeding 2003-2006 4-6 breeding pairs A3
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps LC breeding 2003-2006 30-35 breeding pairs A3

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)
2007 not assessed high low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset medium

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
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%) slow but significant deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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)
Зеравшанский Заказник 2,300 protected area contains site 4,280


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
agriculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sarazm. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.