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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 31.40' East  43o 13.93' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 2,000 ha
Altitude
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 

IBA Monitoring

2006 high unfavourable low
Population
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Pelecanus crispus Dalmatian Pelican 23 23 individuals 100 favourable
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel 20 20 individuals 100 favourable
Circus macrourus Pallid Harrier 5 3 individuals 60 unfavourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 

Habitats

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 http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014

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