UZ011
Khorezm Fish Farm and adjacent lakes


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC passage 2007 3,000-7,000 individuals A4i
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC passage 2007 800-900 individuals A4i
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus LC passage 2007 6,000-8,000 individuals A4i
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus LC passage 2007 3,000-4,000 individuals A4i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 not assessed very high not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset medium

State (condition of the trigger species' populations)
Scientific name Common name Reference population Actual population Units % of population remaining Result
Netta rufina Red-crested Pochard 20000 6000 individuals 30 not assessed

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
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%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Desert -
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
military -
tourism/recreation -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Khorezm Fish Farm and adjacent lakes. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/khorezm-fish-farm-and-adjacent-lakes-iba-uzbekistan on 04/10/2023.