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Location Russia (European), Stavropolski kray
Central coordinates 44o 28.57' East  45o 27.10' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 40,700 ha
Altitude 20 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2008





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2006  3,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  2006  3,500 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  2006  400 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Endangered 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea non-breeding  2006  4,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna non-breeding  2006  2,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca passage  2006  60 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus non-breeding  2006  50 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo passage  2006  2,500 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius passage  2005-2006  900 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i  Critically Endangered 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  2006  1,000 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  1995  20 breeding pairs  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni non-breeding  2006  3,500 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

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

Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities 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%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland)   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Chograiskiy Zakaznik 5,763 protected area contained by site 5,763  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  40%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Salt marshes; Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  56%
Other   4%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military 5%
hunting 10%
rangeland/pastureland 20%
urban/industrial/transport 5%

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: Southern part of Chograiski reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/12/2014

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