Northern part of the Assake-Audan depression

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
Pallas's Sandgrouse Syrrhaptes paradoxus LC breeding 2007 10-15 individuals A3
Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii VU breeding 2007 2-4 individuals A3
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2007 2-4 individuals A1
Turkestan Ground-jay Podoces panderi LC breeding 1937-2007 3-6 individuals A3
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis LC breeding 2007 2-4 individuals A3
Asian Desert Warbler Sylvia nana LC breeding 2007 20-40 individuals A3
Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta LC breeding 2007 10-50 individuals A3
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps LC breeding 2007 15-30 individuals A3

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)
2008 low not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining oil and gas drilling happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

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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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Low bushes -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay, Desert & semi-desert - salty -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
energy production and mining -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northern part of the Assake-Audan depression. Downloaded from on 29/10/2020.