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Location Russia (European), Bashkortostan Republic
Central coordinates 53o 36.57' East  54o 21.52' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 41,510 ha
Altitude 100 - 350m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Rather large forest area in forest-steppe zone which located in the extensive agriculural part on the south-west of Bashkir Republic.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1998  2-7 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  65%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  20%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Urban parks and gardens  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
forestry 65%
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).

References V.P.Belik, I.V.Karyakin.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Oktyabr'ski forest. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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