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Location Russia (European), Orenburg region
Central coordinates 56o 51.60' East  51o 34.60' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 39,195 ha
Altitude 200 - 300m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Area includes native forest-steppe landscapes which have been partly (50%) transformed to agricultural land.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1997  4-10 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  15%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  35%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  50%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
forestry 15%
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: Steppe valley of Sakmara river. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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