Korchai area

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus LC resident 1996 250 breeding pairs B2
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT winter 1996 300-600 individuals A1
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN winter 1996 15-20 individuals B2
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT winter 1996 5-10 individuals A1

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Korchay State Nature Sanctuary State Nature Sanctuary 15,000 protected area contained by site 15,000
Korchay State Nature Reserve State Nature Reserve 4,834 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub -
Desert Semidesert -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Korchai area. Downloaded from on 20/05/2022.