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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 4.00' East  43o 18.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 30,000 ha
Altitude 12 - 23m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2001  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A3  Vulnerable 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  2006  1 unknown  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  2006-2007  12-40 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  2006-2007  1,000 individuals  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo breeding  2006-2007  5-8 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2006-2007  25 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Yangijurtovskiy Zakaznik 22,670 protected area overlaps with site 17,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Treeline ecotone  16%
Shrubland   15%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater  16%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  16%
Desert Semidesert  20%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  24%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 1%
forestry 45%
hunting 100%
nature conservation and research 60%
urban/industrial/transport 1%
rangeland/pastureland 50%
agriculture 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 G.S.Dzhamirzoev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yangiyurtovski reserve and Bakas fen. Downloaded from on 24/10/2014

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