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Agrakhanski Bay (North Agrakhan)


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
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 2006-2007 50-100 breeding pairs A1, B2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT breeding 2006-2007 10-15 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 2004 1,500 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC non-breeding 1990 150-1,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC non-breeding 2007 2,600 individuals B1i
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 2006 100-150 breeding pairs B1i
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC breeding 1997 50-70 breeding pairs B1i, B2
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT breeding 2001 25-30 breeding pairs A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2004 25,000 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 medium near favourable medium
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) - nomadic grazing 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%) 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
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded 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
Sea 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Agrakhansky Zakaznik (Federal) 39,000 protected area overlaps with site 12,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Standing brackish and salt water, Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Mud flats & sand flats -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
rangeland/pastureland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Agrakhanski Bay (North Agrakhan). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/09/2022.