KZ033
Koybagar-Tyuntyugur Lake System


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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN passage 1996-2007 < 50 individuals A1
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 2007 142-65,000 individuals A1, A4i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 2007 1,108-35,932 individuals A4i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 2007 1,727-87,000 individuals A4i
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 2007 36-2,030 individuals A1, A4i
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC passage 2005 11,100 individuals A4i
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC passage 1997 22,000 individuals A4i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC passage 1997 19,000 individuals A4i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC passage 2005 44,827 individuals A4i
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus CR passage 2006 2 individuals A1
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC breeding 2007 common individuals A3
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT breeding 2007 present individuals A3
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT non-breeding 2000-2002 12-78 individuals A1
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius CR breeding 2007 rare individuals A1, A3
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT breeding 2004 25-150 individuals A1, A3
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT breeding 2007 common individuals A3
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU breeding 2007 common individuals A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1996-2007 170,000-500,000 individuals A4iii

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)
2015 unfavourable high not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes habitat good

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved reseeded grasslands 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) Standing fresh water 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Water-fringe vegetation 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale 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 some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - suppression in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded 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
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Some limited conservation initiatives are in place not assessed
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)
Koibagar-Tyuntyugur Lake System Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 58,000 protected area contained by site 58,000

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Mesophile grassland & tall grass steppe, Steppes & dry calcareous -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Standing fresh water, Water-fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations, Highly improved reseeded grasslands, Other urban & industrial areas, Ruderal land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Koybagar-Tyuntyugur Lake System. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/koybagar-tyuntyugur-lake-system-iba-kazakhstan on 04/12/2023.