TM026
Akjagaya


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN resident 2007 1-2 individuals A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2018 favourable not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no population medium

State (condition of the trigger species' populations)
Scientific name Common name Reference population Actual population Units % of population remaining Result
Chlamydotis macqueenii Asian Houbara 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture 1 1 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Aquila nipalensis Steppe Eagle 3 3 individuals 100 favourable
Aquila heliaca Eastern Imperial Eagle 1 1 individuals 100 favourable
Falco cherrug Saker Falcon 2 2 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Corvus ruficollis Brown-necked Raven 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
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

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Akjagaya. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/akjagaya-iba-turkmenistan on 26/02/2024.