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Location Russia (European), Kalmykiya Republic,Stavropolski kray
Central coordinates 42o 49.33' East  46o 14.98' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 84,800 ha
Altitude 12 - 14m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description The IBA is found in the deep depression located on the boundary of Stavropol region and Kalmykiya Republic.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala unknown  2005  2,500 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i, B1i  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Chernye Zemly Zapovednik 149,483 protected area overlaps with site 27,600  
Chernyje Zemli Zapovednik UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 532,901 protected area overlaps with site 30,600  
Lake Manych-Gudilo Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 112,600 protected area contains site 50,000  
Manychskiy Zakaznik 13,600 protected area overlaps with site 13,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 40%
nature conservation and research 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 A.I.Bliznyuk, S.E.Cherenkov, O. M. Bukreeva

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Manych-Gudilo. Downloaded from on 31/10/2014

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