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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 35.63' East  42o 56.02' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 323 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description Narrow lagoon 7 km lenth with the many small inlets in the nothern part. Area are located very close to the Makhachkala town.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  1998  10-65 individuals  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus passage  1998  390-1,300 individuals  A1, A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus winter  1998  150-1,900 individuals  A1, A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  1998  1-2,000 individuals  A1  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

2006 high very unfavourable negligible
Habitat
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid 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 commercial and industrial development happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons  0 0 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  negligible 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Lagoons; Sand dunes & beaches  67%
Forest Mixed woodland  7%
Desert Semidesert  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 80%

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: Turalinskaya lagoon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014

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