Salmanykol lake

Country/territory: Kazakhstan

IBA Criteria met: A1 (2013)
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Area: 1,813 ha

Protection status:

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)
2012 high favourable not assessed
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Site description

The lake Salmanykol is located in the east part of the Sypsynagashsky hollow, in 54 km to the southwest from the village Karamendy (Dokychaevka) and in 19 km to the northeast from village Razdolnoye. Kostanay-Karamendy-Razdolnoye-Bestau highway is passes in 200 m to the south from lake. The lake is located in the territory of the Naurzumsky district of Kostanaysky region.

Key biodiversity

Criterion A1 is the most proper for the lake. It is used for a group of waterbirds - Red-breasted Goose, Lesser White-fronted Goose, White-headed Duck, Whooper Swan.

So this lake serves as a habitat for a great number of waterbirds populations, including rare and protected species in spring and autumn periods of migrations.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Salmanykol lake. Downloaded from on 28/01/2021.