Kurtusuv - Khovudan

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2006

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Caspian Snowcock Tetraogallus caspius LC resident 1983-2006 1 breeding pairs A3
See-see Partridge Ammoperdix griseogularis LC resident 1983-2006 10-12 breeding pairs A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT breeding 1983-2006 2-3 breeding pairs A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN resident 1983-2006 1 breeding pairs A1
Eastern Rock Nuthatch Sitta tephronota LC resident 1983-2006 40-50 breeding pairs A3
Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata LC breeding 1983-2006 20-25 breeding pairs A3
Finsch's Wheatear Oenanthe finschii LC breeding 1983-2003 9-10 breeding pairs A3
Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani LC breeding 1983-2006 10-15 breeding pairs A3

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Kopetdag State Nature Reserve 49,793 protected area overlaps with site 37,305


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Desert -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kurtusuv - Khovudan. Downloaded from on 03/10/2022.