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Location Russia (European), Volgograd region
Central coordinates 45o 0.68' East  48o 47.37' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 12,800 ha
Altitude 17 - 21m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description One of the larges artificial reserviour in the Volgograd region located near the town Volzhsk.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great White Egret Ardea alba breeding  1999  30-50 breeding pairs  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla non-breeding  1999  10-20 individuals  medium  A1  Least Concern 

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Bol'shoi liman 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  20%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  70%
Wetlands (inland)   10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 40%
hunting 100%

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 V.F.Chernobai, S.A.Bukreev, E.N.Sokhina

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Large liman. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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