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Location Russia (European), Kalmykiya Republic
Central coordinates 45o 14.27' East  46o 17.55' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 14,430 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description System of lakes which are sources from artificial chanels. Areas between lakes are used for pastures and more rare for hay.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia passage  1998  445 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba breeding  1998  76-167 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus breeding  1997  11-26 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A4i, B1i, B2  Vulnerable 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  1998  109 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Deed-Khulsun Zakaznik 41,600 protected area overlaps with site 2,550  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Semidesert  80%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
fisheries/aquaculture 5%
water management 15%

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.I.Bliznyuk, V.N.Shakhno, A.O.Shubin

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Oling area. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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