KZ082
Karasuk


Country/territory: Kazakhstan

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2006)
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Area: 19,610 ha

Protection status:

Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Kazakhstan
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 medium unfavourable not assessed
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Site description
The IBA consits of a dispersed cluster of small and middle-sized lakes scattered throughout the Karasuk region, to the east of Trophymovka. The Karasuk region is a practically undisturbed expanse of swampy brackish land with extensive reedbeds. The largest lakes in the system are Malyie Berezniaki (near the village of the same name) and part of Karasuk Lake (on the Russian border). The adjacent territory consists of mesophyllic forest-steppe strewn with tiny copses of birch and scrub, mostly bird cherry bushes.

Key biodiversity
The small breeding waterbird community is typical of small lakes with extensive reedbeds. Breeding by globally threatened species, such as Oxyura leucocephala, is suspected. The area is most important during migration. 52 species were recorded on 05.10.2006.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karasuk. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/07/2020.