Barchan Sarykum and Narat-Tyube

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
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT passage 2003-2006 100 individuals A1
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2006-2007 3-6 breeding pairs A1
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT non-breeding 2006-2007 5-18 individuals A1
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU passage 2007 100 individuals A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2007 3-4 breeding pairs A1
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2007 40-50 breeding pairs A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 2006 20-100 individuals A1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC non-breeding 2006-2007 20-50 individuals A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN unknown 2006 1 breeding pairs B2

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 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%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid 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

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Dagestansky Zapovednik 19,061 protected area overlaps with site 1,751


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Desert Semidesert, Desert -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -
rangeland/pastureland -
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
energy production and mining -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Barchan Sarykum and Narat-Tyube. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.