Drumkul Lake

IBA Criteria

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 estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis LC resident 2000-2006 30-50 individuals A3
Goosander Mergus merganser LC resident 2000-2006 300-500 breeding pairs A4i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC passage 2000-2006 500-1,500 individuals A4i
Snow Pigeon Columba leuconota LC resident 2000-2006 1 individuals A3
Ibisbill Ibidorhyncha struthersii LC resident 2000-2006 2-4 breeding pairs A3
Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis NT resident 2000-2006 4-8 breeding pairs A3
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2000-2006 max 2 breeding pairs A1
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 2000-2006 30-45 breeding pairs A3
Hume's Lark Calandrella acutirostris LC breeding 2000-2006 15-30 breeding pairs A3
Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus LC breeding 2000-2006 12-15 breeding pairs A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 2000-2006 12-16 breeding pairs A3
Himalayan Rubythroat Calliope pectoralis LC breeding 2000-2006 6-10 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus LC breeding 2000-2006 12-18 breeding pairs A3
Altai Accentor Prunella himalayana LC breeding 2000-2006 6-10 breeding pairs A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC breeding 2000-2006 8-14 breeding pairs A3
Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens LC breeding 2000-2006 10-16 breeding pairs A3
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis LC resident 2000-2006 16-25 breeding pairs A3
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta LC breeding 2000-2006 10-15 breeding pairs A3
Red-mantled Rosefinch Carpodacus rhodochlamys LC resident 2000-2006 6-10 breeding pairs A3
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla LC resident 2000-2005 14-20 breeding pairs A3
Red-fronted Rosefinch Carpodacus puniceus LC breeding 2000-2006 4-8 breeding pairs A3
Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguineus LC resident 2000-2006 10-20 breeding pairs A3
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola LC resident 2000-2006 15-25 breeding pairs A3
Brandt's Mountain-finch Leucosticte brandti LC resident 2000-2006 20-30 breeding pairs A3

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Not assessed low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Таджикский Национальный парк Национальный парк 260,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0


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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Drumkul Lake. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023.