Southern part of Chograiski reservoir

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 2006 400 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 2006 3,500 individuals B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 2006 3,000 individuals B1i
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC non-breeding 2006 2,000 individuals B1i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC non-breeding 2006 4,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage 2006 60 individuals A1
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC passage 2006 2,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT non-breeding 2006 50 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius CR passage 2005-2006 900 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT passage 2006 1,000 individuals A1
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT breeding 1995 20 breeding pairs A1
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT non-breeding 2006 3,500 individuals A1, A4i, B1i

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2006 high near favourable negligible
Was the whole site assessed? no Condition (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 livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of the site (state), by habitat
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Chograiskiy Zakaznik 22,600 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chograiskiy Zakaznik 5,763 protected area overlaps with site 5,763


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation, Salt marshes, Rivers and streams -
Other -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military -
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Southern part of Chograiski reservoir. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.