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Lake Alakol Islands


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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN breeding 2005 2 individuals A1
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT breeding 2007 30 individuals A1
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 2007 905 individuals A4i
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus LC breeding 2004 897 individuals A3, A4i
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2007 6,000 individuals A4i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC breeding 2007 450 individuals A4i

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)
2014 very high favourable high
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather temperature extremes happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Desert Desert & semi-desert - stony 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
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) 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

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Alakolsky State Nature Reserve 19,777 protected area overlaps with site 332

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Low bushes -
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - stony, Desert & semi-desert - clay -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water, Standing fresh water, Rivers & streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs, Scree, boulders & bare rocky areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Alakol Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/10/2020.