|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2018||not assessed||very unfavourable||high|
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A system of about 15 brackish-water lakes, with degraded reedbeds, within a semi-desert landscape. The main lakes are Shoshkakol, Kumkol, Sholaukol, Korsakkol, Kogakol, Chushka, Astaukol, Ayakkol, Kamyshovoe and Bugrovoe.
245 species of birds have been recorded, including more than 100 wetland species (waterfowl, waders, gulls). Twenty-nine species are included in the Red Data Book of Kazakhstan. In July 2001, 90 species were observed.
Non-bird biodiversity: 30 species of mammals have been recorded. The lakes are important for many species of fish (for fisheries).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shoshkakol Lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2019.