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Location Russia (European), Bashkortostan Republic
Central coordinates 54o 49.27' East  53o 52.10' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 23,110 ha
Altitude 100 - 300m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Discrete forest massive in the forest-steppe zone located to the north-west from Sterlitamak town.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1997  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  50%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  30%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 45%
forestry 50%
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: Nikifarovski forest. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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