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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 34.00' East  43o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 3,000 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Laggon is located in the central part od the western bank of Caspian Sea.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  1998  1-250 individuals  A1  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  20%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  16%
Coastline Lagoons; Sand dunes & beaches  87%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
fisheries/aquaculture 30%
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 E.V.Vilkov, G.S.Dzhamirzoev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sulakskaya lagoon. Downloaded from on 22/10/2014

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