|Central coordinates||62o 55.48' East 39o 6.10' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii|
|Altitude||95 - 218m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Ornithological information 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.
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.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Mallard Anas platyrhynchos||winter||2005||3,500-6,018 individuals||medium||Least Concern|
|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 Phalacrocorax pygmeus||winter||2005||2,005 individuals||medium||A4i||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||-||-||present [units unknown]||-||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other 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.
Management considerations Illegal hunting and fishing.
Protection status Not protected.
Conservation response In the 1990s winter counts of waterfowl were carried out.
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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