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Location Russia (European), Volgograd region
Central coordinates 45o 27.00' East  49o 13.00' North
IBA criteria A3, A4iii
Area 9,030 ha
Altitude 18 - 25m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Site description Large flat depression within the wide Dzhanibekskaya plian. Since 1962 this depression was irrigate and used as agricultural lands. As a result of artifitial irrigation many lands became salt and then were transfermed into pastures.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis breeding  2007  4-6 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2007  9-10 breeding pairs  good  A3  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  2007  6-8 breeding pairs  good  A3  Near Threatened 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo breeding  2007  5-8 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  2007  8-10 unknown  poor  A3  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2007  20,000-45,000 individuals  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Tazhinski Unknown 3,372 protected area contained by site 3,372  

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

Name Year formed
Secondary school 2007


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing brackish and salt water  75%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  20%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas; Ruderal land  30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 85%
nature conservation and research 36%
water management 30%

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tazhinski liman. Downloaded from on 18/09/2014

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