KZ024
Akzhan 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
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 2004 102 individuals A1
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1998 7,500 individuals A4i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 2004 12,000 individuals A4i
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 2004 36 individuals A1
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC breeding 1998 1,500 breeding pairs A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2004 20,000-49,999 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 medium near favourable not assessed
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 annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities 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
Forest Wooded steppe 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous 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) Water-fringe vegetation 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan 78 78 individuals 100 favourable
Branta ruficollis Red-breasted Goose 800 90 individuals 12 very unfavourable
Anser anser Greylag Goose 271 1804 individuals 100 favourable
Anser albifrons Greater White-fronted Goose 5022 105 individuals 3 very unfavourable
Species group - waterbirds A4iii 463 2077 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Wooded steppe -
Shrubland Low bushes -
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Standing brackish & salt water, Standing fresh water, Water-fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Highly improved reseeded grasslands -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Akzhan Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/09/2020.