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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 9.60' East  43o 0.48' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 22,700 ha
Altitude 80 - 685m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug unknown  2006  1 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Endangered 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni passage  2006  20-100 individuals  good  A1  Least Concern 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni non-breeding  2006-2007  20-50 individuals  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga passage  2007  100 individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2007  3-4 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  2006-2007  3-6 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Endangered 
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus non-breeding  2006-2007  5-18 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  2003-2006  100 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2007  40-50 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 high near favourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture 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
Biological resource use 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
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Desert   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dagestansky Zapovednik 19,061 protected area overlaps with site 1,751  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   16%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  25%
Desert Desert; Semidesert  30%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Ruderal land  2%
Forest   6%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  1%
Rocky areas   7%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 2%
not utilised 5%
rangeland/pastureland 80%
forestry 10%
hunting 20%
tourism/recreation 13%
energy production and mining 1%
nature conservation and research 10%
urban/industrial/transport 1%

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Barchan Sarykum and Narat-Tyube. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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