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Location Russia (European), Volgograd region
Central coordinates 43o 26.02' East  50o 5.28' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 1,567 ha
Altitude 90 - 110m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Up to 6000-7000 individuals of A.Platyrhynchos, A.crecca, Aythya sp., Fulica atra etc. are counted at sites in the end of breeding season.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea breeding  1999  50-100 breeding pairs  poor  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  2000  10-12 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Least Concern 

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

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Rakhinskiy Les 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 100%
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 100%

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, E.N.Sokhina, O.N.Belitskaya, N.I.Prilipko, M.P.Lebedev, E.A.Kilyakova

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Rakhinski forest. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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