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
Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni VU breeding 2003-2006 30-40 breeding pairs A1, A3
Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius LC breeding 2003-2006 5-8 breeding pairs A3
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2003-2006 60-65 individuals A1
White-winged Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucopterus LC resident 2003-2006 4-6 breeding pairs A3
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN resident 2003-2006 2-4 individuals A1
Great Tit Parus major LC resident 2003-2006 10-12 breeding pairs A3
Sykes's Warbler Iduna rama LC breeding 2003-2006 8-10 breeding pairs A3
Streaked Scrub-warbler Scotocerca inquieta LC breeding 2003-2006 4-6 breeding pairs A3
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps LC breeding 2003-2006 30-35 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
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 - agro-industry farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
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%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Зеравшанский Заказник 2,300 protected area contains site 4,280


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
agriculture -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sarazm. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.