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Location Russia (European), Volgograd region
Central coordinates 43o 6.53' East  49o 7.85' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 49,364 ha
Altitude 110 - 224m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Agricultural lands most part of which are not used during last 10 years. As a result sites used for nesting by bustards (Great and Little) and some raptors. Some patches of dry steppes still exists on the slopes of river valleys.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  2000  30-50 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Near Threatened 

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Manoilinskaya step' 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   5%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  80%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 100%
not utilised 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 V.F.Chernobai, S.A.Bukreev, E.N.Sokhina, O.N.Belitskaya

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

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