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Location Russia (European), Tatarstan Republic
Central coordinates 48o 27.18' East  55o 30.52' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 44,470 ha
Altitude 53 - 210m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1992-1998  200 individuals  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1992-1998  500 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula passage  1992-1998  500 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1992-1998  2-4 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1999  50 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Reka Sviyaga Nature Monument 13,992 protected area overlaps with site 2,918  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  14%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  15%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  3%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Urban parks and gardens  66%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

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: Sviyago-Kubninskaya forest-steppe. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2014

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