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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 13.90' East  43o 8.78' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 5,600 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description Steppe lakes in the lowland of the mouth of Sulak river.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  1998  50-70 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  1998  2,000 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Himantopus himantopus breeding  1998  200-250 breeding pairs  good  B1i  Not Recognised 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola breeding  1998  35-50 breeding pairs  good  B1i, B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium very unfavourable negligible
  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 some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - industrial aquaculture happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
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

Tetrax tetrax Little Bustard 2000 500 individuals 25 very unfavourable
Himantopus himantopus 200 30 breeding pairs 15 very unfavourable
Glareola pratincola Collared Pratincole 50 20 breeding pairs 40 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)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater  80%
Desert Semidesert  10%
Grassland   5%
Artificial - terrestrial   5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 50%
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 G.S.Dzhamirzoev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Temirgoiskiye lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014

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