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Location Russia (European), Chuvashskaya Republic
Central coordinates 46o 31.18' East  55o 3.48' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
Area 47,920 ha
Altitude 75 - 205m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  2005  10,000-15,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2005  40,000-60,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  2005  15,000-20,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2005  13,000-18,000 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  2005  70-100 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia breeding  2005  20,000-30,000 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  2005  7,000-8,000 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2005  50,000-99,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Prisursky Zapovednik 9,025 protected area overlaps with site 2,000  

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

Name Year formed
Youth ecological union in Chuvashia 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  50%
Grassland Humid grasslands  20%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  8%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 45%
forestry 50%
nature conservation and research 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).

References Glushenkov O.V.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Sura environs. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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