Sasyk lake

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC passage 1992 6,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC non-breeding 1993 3,000 individuals B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1992 20,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Smew Mergellus albellus LC passage 1992 3,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU passage 1992 18,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC passage 1992 12,000 individuals B1i
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC passage 1992 2,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC breeding 1992 60 breeding pairs B1i, B2
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans LC passage 1992 4,000 individuals B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1992 50,000-99,999 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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sasyk Lake Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 21,000 protected area overlaps with site 22,800


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons, Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
water management -
urban/industrial/transport -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sasyk lake. Downloaded from on 22/01/2021.