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Altyn-Emel National Park


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni VU breeding 2004 10-20 individuals A3
Pallas's Sandgrouse Syrrhaptes paradoxus LC breeding 2004 50 individuals A3
Chlamydotis undulata NR breeding 2004 1 adults A3
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT non-breeding 2003 30 individuals A1
Greater Sandplover Charadrius leschenaultii LC breeding 2004 unknown A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT breeding 2004 3-10 breeding pairs A1
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2004 100 individuals A1
White-winged Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucopterus LC resident 2004 unknown A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2004 5-50 individuals A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2004 3-10 breeding pairs A1
Parus bokharensis NR resident 2004 unknown A3
Sykes's Warbler Iduna rama LC breeding 2004 unknown A3
Sylvia nana NR breeding 2004 unknown A3
Saxaul Sparrow Passer ammodendri LC resident 2004 unknown A3
Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta LC breeding 2004 unknown A3
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps LC breeding 2004 unknown A3

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)
2013 high unfavourable 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) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small 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 small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads 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
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Desert Desert & semi-desert - sandy 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Forest Wooded desert & semi-desert 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Rocky areas Inland cliffs 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Rocky areas Scree, boulders & bare rocky areas 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Shrubland Low bushes 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Standing fresh water 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Water-fringe vegetation 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Altun Emel National Nature Park 459,657 protected area contains site 197,600

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Wooded desert & semi-desert -
Shrubland Low bushes -
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay, Desert & semi-desert - sandy -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs, Scree, boulders & bare rocky areas -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Standing fresh water, Water-fringe vegetation -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Altyn-Emel National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/11/2019.