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Kezenoi-Am lake


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Caucasian Grouse Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi NT resident 1981-2006 1-3 breeding pairs A3
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN resident 1981-1997 1-3 breeding pairs A1
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC breeding 2006 1 A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC resident 1981-2006 2-9 breeding pairs A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC breeding 2006 1 A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2006 favourable low negligible
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes habitat poor

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Ozero Kezenoj-Am (Ejzenam) Nature Monument 170 protected area contained by site 170

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -
not utilised -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kezenoi-Am lake. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/kezenoi-am-lake-iba-russia-(european) on 04/03/2024.