UZ039
Zarafshan State Nature Reserve


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
Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius LC breeding 2007 1 individuals A3
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1976-2006 50-1,000 individuals A4i
Pallid Scops-owl Otus brucei LC breeding 2006-2007 20 individuals A3
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU passage 2004 15 individuals A1
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2002-2007 60 individuals A1
White-winged Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucopterus LC resident 2002-2007 10 breeding pairs A3
Great Tit Parus major LC resident 2002-2009 20-27 breeding pairs A3
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps LC breeding 2007 1 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 high not assessed low
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
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: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather drought likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (agricultural use) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution air-borne pollutants - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zeravshanskiy State Nature Reserve 4,704 protected area overlaps with site 2,352

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Flood-plain -
Shrubland Low bushes, Scrub -
Grassland Dry grassland on sandy soils, Humid, Mesophile grassland & tall grass steppe -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - stony -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations, Perennial crops, orchards & groves -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Standing fresh water, Water-fringe vegetation -
Introduced vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zarafshan State Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2022.