|Central coordinates||62o 55.48' East 39o 6.10' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii|
|Altitude||95 - 218m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Site description The Kattashor - Romankul lakes formed in the desert from collector-drainage waters of the left bank Amudarya collector. The IBA is located to the northwest of Turkmenabat city.
Key Biodiversity The avifauna of the IBA includes 300 species, of which more than 100 are waterfowl and waterbirds. The IBA's wetlands provide favorable conditions for waterfowl and waterbirds, especially during migration and in winter. Criterion А1 applies for: Pelecanus crispus. Other A1 species recorded but where data is not available to justify their designation are: Aythya nyroca, Oxyura leucocephala, Anser erythropus and Marmaronetta angustirostris. Criterion А4iii applies for the waterfowl and waterbirds which number more than 20,000 on migration and in winter.
Non-bird biodiversity: Fish: – about 40 species, amphibians – 2 species, reptiles – 30 species and mammals about 40 species. Flora: coastal hydrophilic vegetation: Tamarix, Karelinia caspia, Phragmites australis, Salsola.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina||winter||2005-2007||1,835-3,997 individuals||medium||A4i||Least Concern|
|White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala||unknown||2005||1 individuals||-||A1||Endangered|
|Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus||winter||2005-2007||4-34 individuals||medium||A1||Vulnerable|
|Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus||winter||2005||2,005 individuals||medium||A4i||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||winter||2005||min 20,000 individuals||medium||A4iii|
|2007||medium||not assessed||not assessed|
|Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data|
|Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species||fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale||happening now||some of area/population (10-49%)||slow but significant deterioration||medium|
|Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species||hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target)||likely in short term (within 4 years)||small area/few individuals (<10%)||slow but significant deterioration||low|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status Not protected.
References Rustamov, E.A. (1992). Wintering of a waterfowl in Turkmenistan. Biology Science.№3. Moscow. (in Russian). Rustamov, E.A., Poslavskiy, А.N., Karavaev A.A. (1990). Geography, ecology and protection of winterings of a waterfowl of Turkmenistan. The nature protection of Turkmenistan, # 8. Ashgabat: 56-100. (in Russian). Shirekov, R.Sh., Poslavskiy, A.N. (1990). Rare and little-studied species of Anseriformes in East Turkmenistan. Rare and little-studied birds of Central Asia. Tashkent. “Fan”. 40-43. (in Russian).
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