Red Lake This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Azerbaijan

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i (2005)
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Area: 500 ha

Protection status:

Azerbaijan Ornithological Society
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high very unfavourable negligible
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Site description
In the 1920s, Puta Bay of the Caspian Sea was dyked and partly land-claimed. The remaining water-body was known thereafter as Red Lake or Kizilgel.

Key biodiversity
In the early 1940s, ducks, Fulica atra and Phoenicopterus ruber wintered at Lake Krasnoye. Some stands of Typha were present there then (Vereshchagin 1946, 1950). In the late 1980s, the lake no longer supported any emergent vegetation.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Red Lake. Downloaded from on 19/03/2018.