Bashkyzylsay Unit of the Chatkal Mountains Biosphere Reserve

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2006

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis LC resident 2003 5 adults A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT resident 2006-2008 6 adults A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN resident 2006 1 adults A1
Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus LC breeding 2006 present A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC breeding 2006 present A3
Altai Accentor Prunella himalayana LC resident 2004 present A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 2004 present A3
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta LC breeding 2004-2008 5-25 adults A3
White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes LC resident 2004 present A3
Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguineus LC breeding 2004-2008 1 individuals A3
Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus LC resident 2006-2008 1-9 individuals A3

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2019 low not assessed high
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (state) assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
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) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Western Tien-shan World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 528,178 protected area contains site 0
Ugam-Chatkal National Park 1,149,200 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chatkalskiy State Nature Reserve 71,372 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chatkal Mountains Biosphere Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 57,360 protected area contains site 11,103


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Bashkyzylsay Unit of the Chatkal Mountains Biosphere Reserve. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.