KZ058
Tuzashchy and Karasor Lakes


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2005 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
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC passage 2005 300 individuals A4i
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC passage 2005 545-835 individuals A4i
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC passage 2005 1,500 individuals A4i
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata LC passage 2002-2005 6,000-50,000 individuals A4i
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC passage 2002-2005 2,500-20,000 individuals A4i
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos LC passage 2002-2005 12,000-22,000 individuals A4i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC passage 2002-2005 3,500-15,000 individuals A4i
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT passage 2000-2008 257-1,430 individuals A1, A4i
Ruff Calidris pugnax LC passage 2000 39,500 individuals A4i
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus LC passage 2000 43,600 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2000-2005 35,000-104,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2005).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2005 unfavourable medium not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
no habitat medium

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Desert 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Grassland 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Shrubland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible 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 Low bushes -
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish & salt water -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
hunting -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tuzashchy and Karasor Lakes. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/tuzashchy-and-karasor-lakes-iba-kazakhstan on 28/09/2023.