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Location Russia (European), Mordovia Republic
Central coordinates 44o 30.00' East  53o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 84,000 ha
Altitude 140 - 250m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description Wide agricultural lands with mosaic of arable and meadows pathes in the valley of Issa river.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1998  3,000-5,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1998  5,000-10,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope passage  1998  15,000-25,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1998  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  65%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  13%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Treeline ecotone  11%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 77%
forestry 15%
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 A.S.Lapshin, E.V.Lysenkov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Issinski. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014

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