Uil River and Taysoygan Sands

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2006

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT breeding 2006 5-10 breeding pairs A3
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT breeding 2006 29 individuals A1, A3
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 2006 5-7 breeding pairs A1, A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2006 15-20 breeding pairs A1
Black Lark Melanocorypha yeltoniensis LC breeding 2006 500 individuals A3
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps LC breeding 2006 40-50 breeding pairs A3

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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 medium near favourable not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No 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) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible 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%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) 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 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Desert 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Shrubland 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved reseeded grasslands, Other urban & industrial areas -
Shrubland -
Desert Desert & semi-desert - clay, Desert & semi-desert - sandy -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers & streams, Water-fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Uil River and Taysoygan Sands. Downloaded from on 20/09/2019.