Karakol'skiye lakes

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2 (2008)
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Area: 23,600 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 medium favourable low
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Site description (baseline)
System of several fresh water lakes not so far from Caspian coast to the south from Kizlyarskiy Bay.

Key biodiversity
Also Platalea leucorodia, Plegadis falcinellus, Egretta alba, E.garzetta, Ardea cinerea, A.purpurea, Ardeola ralloides, Nycticorax nycticorax, Ixobrychus minutus, Anthropoides virgo, Himantopus himantopus etc. are breeding on area. But there are not data about their number by moment.

The map polygon is provided courtesy of the Spatial Database on Important Bird Areas of Russia 2014 (© Russian Bird Conservation Union, © Transparent World).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Karakol'skiye lakes. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.