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Location Russia (European), Bashkortostan Republic
Central coordinates 57o 41.07' East  51o 54.90' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 30,570 ha
Altitude 250 - 500m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Valley of Sakmara river covered by broadleaved forest with patches of steppe and scrubs.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1997  4-5 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  40%
Shrubland Scrub  20%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  35%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 40%
forestry 60%

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: Mountain valley of Sakmara river. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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