AM016
Gorayk


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 1995 1-2 breeding pairs A1
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC breeding 1995 2-3 breeding pairs B2
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC breeding 1995 5-6 breeding pairs B2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1995-2006 10-20 breeding pairs A1, B2

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 high unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel 25 15 breeding pairs 60 unfavourable

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
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
TV tower crew 2007
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas, Arable land -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland -
energy production and mining -
fisheries/aquaculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gorayk. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/01/2022.