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Location Russia (European), Stavropolski kray
Central coordinates 42o 51.00' East  45o 13.00' 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   

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  


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 on 22/10/2014

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