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Semey Ormany (Semipalatinsk Forest)


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
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU breeding 2006 2-3 breeding pairs A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2006 15-30 breeding pairs A1
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT breeding 2006 10-20 breeding pairs A1
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2006 10-20 breeding pairs A1

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)
2017 high near favourable high
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

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 small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - motivation unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - suppression in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Forest Broadleaved deciduous 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Forest Mixed 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Forest Native coniferous 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland Low bushes 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Lyrurus tetrix Black Grouse 120 150 females 100 favourable
Anthropoides virgo Demoiselle Crane 5 7 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Tetrax tetrax Little Bustard 40 45 males 100 favourable
Clanga clanga Greater Spotted Eagle 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Hieraaetus pennatus Booted Eagle 1 8 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Accipiter gentilis Northern Goshawk 6 7 individuals 100 favourable
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel 1 30 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco vespertinus Red-footed Falcon 10 12 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco columbarius Merlin 1 7 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco cherrug Saker Falcon 20 10 breeding pairs 50 unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Semei Ormany State Reservation 662,167 is identical to site 662,167

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous, Native coniferous, Mixed -
Shrubland Low bushes -
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Semey Ormany (Semipalatinsk Forest). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2021.