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Location Russia (European), Bashkortostan Republic
Central coordinates 54o 45.00' East  55o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 30,000 ha
Altitude 100 - 150m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description Large forest located at the watershead of Belaya and Bystri Tanyp rivers. Due to very wet conditions this forest had been survaive from the logging. There are a lot of swaps and fens here. Surrounding lands are used for agriculture.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1998  2 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  2004  7-8 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1998  153 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  1998  52 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  80%
Grassland Humid grasslands  10%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
forestry 70%
hunting 100%
military 10%
tourism/recreation 10%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

References I.V.Karyakin

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kaltasinski forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2014

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