IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
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

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 high not assessed low
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (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%) 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

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
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
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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


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

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sarazm. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.