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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 41.28' East  42o 49.73' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 3,600 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Shallow bays and steppe lakes on the southern edge of Kaspiysk town. Shalllow water are covered by frindge vegetation.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1997  100 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus passage  1998  300-500 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  1997  50 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus passage  1997  100 individuals  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  1998  1,000-5,000 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Semidesert  5%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  -
Artificial - terrestrial   5%
Coastline Lagoons; Mud flats & sand flats; Sand dunes & beaches  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 10%
urban/industrial/transport 5%

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 G.S.Dzhamirzoev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Turali lakes. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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