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
Pallas's Sandgrouse Syrrhaptes paradoxus LC breeding 2006 5-10 breeding pairs A3
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC breeding 2006 5 breeding pairs A3
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT breeding 2006 5 breeding pairs A3
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus LC breeding 2006 < 50 individuals A3
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT breeding 2006 100 breeding pairs A1, A3
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis EN breeding 2006 5-7 breeding pairs A3
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT breeding 2006 2-3 breeding pairs A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2006 10 breeding pairs A1
Black Lark Melanocorypha yeltoniensis LC breeding 2006 500 individuals 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

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 majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

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%) very unfavourable
Desert 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Shrubland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

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 Scrub -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams -
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban & industrial areas -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sagyz. Downloaded from on 16/09/2019.