Tokmak Pheasant Reserve

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage 1971-2003 100-500 individuals A1
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena LC breeding 1971-1991 300-500 breeding pairs A4i
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC resident 1971-2003 50-200 breeding pairs A4i
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC passage 1971-1991 150-400 individuals A4i
Western Water Rail Rallus aquaticus LC resident 1971-1990 50-300 breeding pairs A4i
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN passage 1971-1990 5-10 individuals A1

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)
2013 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tokmok Complex National Zakaznik Wildlife Refuge 1,100 protected area contained by site 1,100


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Low bushes, Scrub -
Grassland Humid, Mesophile grassland & tall grass steppe -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires & springs, Rivers & streams, Standing fresh water, Water-fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations, Highly improved reseeded grasslands, Perennial crops, orchards & groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tokmak Pheasant Reserve. Downloaded from on 26/06/2022.