Kagan Fish Farm

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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN passage 2006 10-200 adults A1, A4i
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT winter 2006 10-150 adults A1
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC breeding 2006 25-350 adults A4i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 2006 3-40 adults A1
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC passage 2006 50-1,500 adults A4i
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC passage 2006 60-2,000 adults A4i
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC passage 2006 60-1,000 adults A4i
Common Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica LC passage 2006 50-250 adults A4i
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN passage 2006 2-7 adults A1
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2006 5-60 adults A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2006 present A4iii

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)
2006 very high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

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) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Desert -
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kagan Fish Farm. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.