KZ110
Eastern Kazakhstan uplands


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC breeding 2007 180 individuals A3
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis EN breeding 2007 7-36 breeding pairs A3
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT breeding 2007 80-100 breeding pairs A1, A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2007 85-320 individuals A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2007 1-7 breeding pairs A1

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)
2017 low favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

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 some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest Broadleaved deciduous 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Grassland Mesophile grassland & tall grass steppe 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Rocky areas Inland cliffs 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Rocky areas Scree, boulders & bare rocky areas 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Shrubland Juniper scrub 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Shrubland Low bushes 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Anthropoides virgo Demoiselle Crane 180 8 individuals 5 very unfavourable
Tetrax tetrax Little Bustard 1 2 individuals 100 favourable
Ciconia nigra Black Stork 1 2 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Gallinago gallinago Common Snipe 1 20 individuals 100 favourable
Asio otus Northern Long-eared Owl 1 3 individuals 100 favourable
Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl 1 10 individuals 100 favourable
Aquila nipalensis Steppe Eagle 13 2 individuals 16 very unfavourable
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle 1 1 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Hieraaetus pennatus Booted Eagle 1 10 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Circus aeruginosus Western Marsh-harrier 1 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Circus pygargus Montagu's Harrier 1 25 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Buteo rufinus Long-legged Buzzard 1 6 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel 4 15 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel 1 25 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco columbarius Merlin 1 8 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco cherrug Saker Falcon 1 1 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon 1 1 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land, Highly improved reseeded grasslands -
Shrubland Juniper scrub, Low bushes -
Grassland Humid, Mesophile grassland & tall grass steppe, Steppes & dry calcareous -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - salty, Desert & semi-desert - sandy -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs, Scree, boulders & bare rocky areas -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Standing brackish & salt water -
Forest Flood-plain, Broadleaved deciduous -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eastern Kazakhstan uplands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/06/2019.