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Arkaly Mountains This is an IBA in danger! 


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
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2007 50-70 breeding pairs A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2007 13-32 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2017 very high near 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) - 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 - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved reseeded grasslands 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Desert Desert & semi-desert - salty 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Desert Desert & semi-desert - sandy 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
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
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree, boulders & bare rocky areas 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
Wetlands (inland) Standing fresh water 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) Temporary water bodies 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Oxyura leucocephala White-headed Duck 2 10 individuals 100 favourable
Tadorna ferruginea Ruddy Shelduck 10 40 individuals 100 favourable
Pterocles orientalis Black-bellied Sandgrouse 20 25 individuals 100 favourable
Anthropoides virgo Demoiselle Crane 7 16 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Otis tarda Great Bustard 30 16 individuals 54 unfavourable
Chlamydotis macqueenii Asian Houbara 5 4 breeding pairs 80 near favourable
Athene noctua Little Owl 30 20 breeding pairs 67 unfavourable
Bubo bubo Eurasian Eagle-owl 10 6 breeding pairs 60 unfavourable
Aquila nipalensis Steppe Eagle 7 12 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Aquila heliaca Eastern Imperial Eagle 4 2 breeding pairs 50 unfavourable
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle 4 4 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Circus pygargus Montagu's Harrier 17 18 individuals 100 favourable
Milvus migrans 5 12 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Buteo rufinus Long-legged Buzzard 25 40 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel 40 60 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel 20 60 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco subbuteo Eurasian Hobby 8 8 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco cherrug Saker Falcon 8 10 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Unknown No management planning has taken place Unknown negligible
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Low bushes -
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay, Desert & semi-desert - sandy, Desert & semi-desert - salty -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs, Scree, boulders & bare rocky areas -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Standing fresh water, Temporary water bodies, Standing brackish & salt water -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Highly improved reseeded grasslands -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Arkaly Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/04/2021.