Lower reaches of the Ashchyozek River

Country/territory: Kazakhstan

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2007)
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Area: 217,400 ha

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)
2010 medium unfavourable not assessed
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Site description
Clay semi-desert with large salt lakes in the lower reaches of the Aschiozek river. There are meadows near the water and the other parts of the land are covered with typical semi-desert vegetation with some stands of bushes. There is a well developed ravine-gully network, as well as “chinks” (precipices of the neighboring plateau).

Key biodiversity
A complex of birds typical for the northern desert and steppe, plus a number of waterbirds on migration.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lower reaches of the Ashchyozek River. Downloaded from on 12/08/2022.