|Central coordinates||102o 40.00' East 49o 37.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Altitude||936 - 1,319m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Airkhan Lake is located south of a major tributary of the Eg River. The lake is largely dependent on rainfall, and, in dry years, it becomes two separate pools. There are agricultural fields, mainly for wheat, near the lake. Local people use water from the lake for domestic use and livestock. Trampling of reeds and wet grassland by livestock is a serious threat to the site. The water level has fallen, a phenomenon that has been attributed to a warmer climate.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Swan Goose Anser cygnoides||-||2009||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Common Crane Grus grus||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus||-||2004||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||-|
Other biodiversity No information is available on other fauna and flora.
Protection status Unprotected
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Airkhan Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/04/2014
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