Kurnikov liman

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN passage 1997-2005 3-7 individuals A1
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 1997-2005 7-400 individuals A1
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1997-2006 1,500-5,000 individuals B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1997-2005 40-8,000 individuals B1i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC passage 1997-2005 600-800 individuals A4i, B1i
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC passage 1997-2006 2,500-4,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1997-2006 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT passage 1997-2006 20-120 individuals A1
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU winter 1997-2005 20-50 individuals A1
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC passage 1997-2005 200-250 individuals A4i, B1i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT breeding 1997-2005 15 breeding pairs A1
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 1997-2005 100-150 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT passage 1997-2005 70-150 individuals A1
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT passage 1997-2005 50-160 individuals A1
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT breeding 2006 18 breeding pairs A1
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT passage 1997-2005 300-400 individuals A1
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus LC passage 1997-2005 800-1,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC passage 1997-2005 450-500 individuals A4i, B1i
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 1997-2005 25-40 individuals A1
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1997-2006 2,500-9,000 individuals B1iv

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)
2006 low favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

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) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented low
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands, Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Mud flats and sand flats, Standing freshwater -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kurnikov liman. Downloaded from on 17/01/2022.