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Location Russia (European), Rostov region,Volgograd region
Central coordinates 42o 37.73' East  47o 58.82' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 119,115 ha
Altitude 35 - 60m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  1998  10-30 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla resident  1998  25-35 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  1998  100-300 individuals  poor  A1, B2  Near Threatened 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1998  50-150 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  1998  10-50 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Tsimlyanskiy Zakaznik 45,674 protected area contained by site 45,674  

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

Name Year formed
Caretakers of Tsimlyanskiye sands 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Treeline ecotone  20%
Shrubland Scrub  20%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  50%
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
rangeland/pastureland 65%
forestry 30%
hunting 70%
nature conservation and research 30%

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tsimlyanskiye sands. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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