Achikol'skiye lakes

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC breeding 1982 1,200-1,300 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 2007 150-250 breeding pairs A1, B2
Common Coot Fulica atra LC resident 1982 9,000-10,000 breeding pairs B1i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC resident 1970 50 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT breeding 2007 60-100 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT non-breeding 2007 50 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC breeding 2007 30-50 breeding pairs B2
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2007 28 breeding pairs A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2007 20,000-100,000 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)
2007 high near favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes 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) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Desert 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near 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
Little/none of site covered (<10%) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation, Rivers and streams -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Desert Semidesert -
Shrubland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland -
water management -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Achikol'skiye lakes. Downloaded from on 18/01/2022.