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Location Russia (European), Volgograd region
Central coordinates 43o 0.12' East  48o 45.57' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 10,045 ha
Altitude 100 - 120m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Artea located in the agricultural landscape with a rather large native grasslands (steppe and meadows) to the west from Volgograd town.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca resident  1997  1-2 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  2%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  50%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  45%
Wetlands (inland)   1%
Unknown   2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 95%
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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Levo-Dobrinskaya valley. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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