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Location Russia (European), Samara region
Central coordinates 49o 39.87' East  53o 17.45' North
IBA criteria A1, B3
Area 127,186 ha
Altitude 100 - 370m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla winter  1999  10-50 individuals  good  A1  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  20-60 males only  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  1990  20,000-30,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Samarskaya Luka National Park 128,000 is identical to site 127,186  

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

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Samarskaya Luka 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  95%
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs; Standing freshwater  2%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Urban parks and gardens  1%
Other   2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 26%
rangeland/pastureland 26%
tourism/recreation 7%
urban/industrial/transport 2%
nature conservation and research 100%

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: Samarskaya Luka. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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