Lake Alagol, Lake Ulmagol and Lake Ajigol

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 1994

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 winter 1975 19 individuals A1
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU winter 1974 150 individuals A1, A4i
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1977-1992 510-4,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC winter 1970-1977 2,480 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC winter 1970-1977 50,750 individuals A4i, B1i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1970-1977 278 individuals B1i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1977 60 breeding pairs B1i
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus LC winter 1987-1992 2,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Mew Gull Larus canus LC winter 1977 300 individuals B1i
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans LC winter 1987-1992 1,000 individuals B1i
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC winter 1977 9 individuals A1, B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1970-1977 50,000-99,999 individuals A4iii

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)
1994 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities 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
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Alagol, Ulmagol & Ajigol Lakes Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,400 protected area overlaps with site 1,400


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Grassland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
fisheries/aquaculture -
other -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Alagol, Lake Ulmagol and Lake Ajigol. Downloaded from on 15/08/2022.