Balykty Lake

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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 2007 1,000-2,000 individuals A4i
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 2007 1,000-1,500 individuals A1, A4i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 2007 16,000-25,000 individuals A4i
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 2007 < 50 individuals A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2007 37,000-57,000 individuals A4iii

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)
2015 not assessed very unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sogrovskiy Zakaznik 134,100 protected area overlaps with site 0
Smirnovskiy Zakaznik 204,100 protected area overlaps with site 2,750


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Wooded steppe -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water, Water-fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Highly improved reseeded grasslands, Other urban & industrial areas -
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Balykty Lake. Downloaded from on 21/04/2021.