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
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC passage 2006-2007 500-2,900 individuals A4i
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC passage 2006-2007 10-1,500 individuals A4i
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC passage 2006-2007 40-1,000 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a - 2006 present A4i

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)
2007 not assessed medium not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no unset good

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


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Low bushes -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water, Water-fringe vegetation -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
water management -
not utilised -
unknown -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Deryatakyr. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.