IBA criteria met: A1, A3, A4i, A4iii (2011)
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Area: 32,854 ha
|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||Threat (pressure)||Condition (state)||Action (response)|
|2011||very high||not assessed||negligible|
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Ayakagytma is a drainage lake about 11000 hectares and is located at the bottom of the Ayakagytma depression. The lake is surrounded by cliffs. Water is supplied through the drainage canal flowing into the lake from the south. The shoreline vegetation is poorly developed and consists of scattered patches of reed and tamarisk. There is intense fishery activity with 7 fishing teams. There is a small village Ayakagytma with 50 families. The local people are mainly engaged in animal husbandry and fisheries.The vegetation is very sparse and consists mainly of desert and semi-desert species. The climate is characterized by mild winters and very hot summer. Strong winds are frequent in February and June and are accompanied by dust and sand storms.
This information was gathered in frames of CLP project "Survey of three potential IBAs in Uzbekistan in collaboration with students" and support from UzSPB.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ayakaghytma lake and surrounding desert. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/29789 on 10/06/2023.