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Location Russia (European), Saratov region
Central coordinates 46o 35.63' East  50o 44.98' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 24,430 ha
Altitude 50 - 70m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Primary steppes and agricultural land, adjacent to a tract of forest.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1996  2 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  1997  70-90 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Priyeruslanskiye Peski 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  20%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  32%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  48%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 48%
forestry 52%
nature conservation and research 50%

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.V.Piskunov, A.V.Belyachenko, A.N.Antonchikov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Priyeruslanskiye sands. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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