TM007
Turkmen Bay


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC winter 1974-2003 250-11,880 individuals A4i
Common Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 1976-2003 1,100-24,200 individuals A4i
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT winter 1998-2003 490 individuals A1
Common Coot Fulica atra LC winter 1980-2003 2,335-35,500 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1980 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 not assessed very high not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Desert -
Wetlands (inland) Water-fringe vegetation, Temporary water bodies, Standing brackish & salt water -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military -
urban/industrial/transport -
unknown -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Turkmen Bay. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/turkmen-bay-iba-turkmenistan on 26/02/2024.