Donyz-Tau cliff faces This is an IBA in Danger! 

Country/territory: Kazakhstan

IBA criteria met: A1, A3 (2006)
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Area: 387,110 ha

Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Kazakhstan
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2017 favourable very high low
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Site description (2006 baseline)
A slightly undulating, clay northern desert plateau with fragments of semidesert and dry steppe (places of old fires), and salt-marshes, terminated in the north by heavily cut precipices (“chinks”) forming a tortuous clayey escarpment. This creates an abrupt elevation grade between the plateau and the neighbouring plains. The relative height of the cliffs along is 200 m. The vegetation is mainly Artemisia-Salsola associations.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Donyz-Tau cliff faces. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.