Yeiski salt-lakes

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU non-breeding 1996 500 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC winter 1996 500 individuals B1i
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT winter 1996 200-300 individuals A1
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU winter 1996 500 individuals A1
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT breeding 2004 67 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 2004 4,000-5,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 2003 600 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B3
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC breeding 2003 1,300 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus LC breeding 2004 5,000-6,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 2004 1,400 breeding pairs B3
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans LC breeding 1999 3,850-5,700 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1999 150-300 breeding pairs B1i, B2
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC breeding 2004 1,100 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2003 4,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 2004 9,000-10,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2

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 medium not assessed low
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (state) assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - industrial aquaculture happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) 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%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Yeiski salt-lakes. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.