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Location Russia (European), Kalmykiya Republic,Stavropolski kray
Central coordinates 44o 4.90' East  45o 47.15' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 5,800 ha
Altitude 22 - 35m
Year of IBA assessment 2008





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  2006  20 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2005-2006  200-18,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  2006  5,000 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Endangered 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea non-breeding  2005-2006  15,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna non-breeding  2005-2006  2,500 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina non-breeding  2006  150-1,700 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus non-breeding  2005-2006  1,650 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia breeding  2005-2006  25-100 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus non-breeding  2005-2006  550 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  2005-2006  420 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  2005-2006  27 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis breeding  2006  1-2 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2006  1 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  2006  6 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Near Threatened 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  2005-2006  200 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo breeding  2005-2006  13 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo non-breeding  2006  1,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2005-2006  400 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius passage  2004-2006  2-400 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Critically Endangered 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  2006  85-120 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni non-breeding  2006  2,000 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds non-breeding  2006  20,000-40,000 individuals  medium  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

2006 high favourable low
  Habitat
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Climate change and severe weather temperature extremes 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 some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
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%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Desert   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland)   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Semidesert  7%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  28%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing brackish and salt water  61%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  4%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 10%
fisheries/aquaculture 40%
hunting 100%
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).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lysyi Liman lake and valley of Vostochniy Manych river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014

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