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Sankebay Lakes


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN passage 2006 1-8 individuals A1
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 2006 400-500 individuals A4i
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 2006 120-500 individuals A1
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 2007 15-40 individuals A1
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus CR passage 2000 2-3 individuals A1
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 2006 500-700 individuals A4i
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT breeding 2007 30-60 individuals A1, A3
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT breeding 2006 present A3
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT breeding 2006 5-25 breeding pairs A1, A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2006 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

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)
2010 high unfavourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
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
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Grassland Dry grassland on sandy soils 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Grassland Mesophile grassland & tall grass steppe 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Standing fresh water 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Temporary water bodies 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Water-fringe vegetation 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

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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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Grassland Mesophile grassland & tall grass steppe, Dry grassland on sandy soils -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water, Standing fresh water, Temporary water bodies, Water-fringe vegetation, Rivers & streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sankebay Lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2022.