KZ021
Zhagabulak Forest


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2006

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC breeding 2006 5-10 breeding pairs A3
Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii VU breeding 2006 < 50 individuals A3
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT breeding 2003 5-10 breeding pairs A1, A3
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis EN breeding 2006 10 breeding pairs A3
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2006 3-5 breeding pairs A1, A3
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT breeding 2003 2-3 breeding pairs A3
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding 2006 2-3 breeding pairs A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2003 10 breeding pairs A1
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU breeding 1965 < 50 breeding pairs A3
Great Tit Parus major LC breeding 2003 1 breeding pairs A3
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps LC breeding 2006 40-50 breeding pairs 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)
2006 medium unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
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 some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining oil and gas drilling likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Artificial/Terrestrial 0 0 good (> 90%) poor (40-69%) unfavourable
Desert 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Grassland 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Shrubland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near 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)
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban & industrial areas, Forestry plantations -
Forest Flood-plain -
Shrubland -
Grassland Humid, Dry grassland on sandy soils -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - sandy, Inland sand dunes -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Standing brackish & salt water -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zhagabulak Forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/08/2022.