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Location Russia (European), Stavropolski kray
Central coordinates 42o 50.37' East  45o 11.62' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B1iv
Area 4,200 ha
Altitude 160 m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1998  4,500 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1998  4,500 individuals  unknown  B1iv   

IBA Monitoring

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

Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Artificial - terrestrial   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland)   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Solenoe ozero Zakaznik 1,250 protected area overlaps with site 1,250  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland  20%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Ruderal land  30%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  35%
Forest Treeline ecotone  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
rangeland/pastureland 20%
hunting 30%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
tourism/recreation 15%
nature conservation and research 37%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Salt lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/12/2014

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