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Location Russia (European), Kalmykiya Republic,Stavropolski kray
Central coordinates 42o 24.80' East  46o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 12,400 ha
Altitude 57 - 61m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description The area is located on the edge of the Stavropol region and Kalmyk Republic.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1994  5,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser breeding  1995  2,500-5,000 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos passage  1994  10,000-65,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca passage  1973  45,000-50,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina passage  1973  10,000-12,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Vulnerable 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus breeding  1995  150 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia breeding  1988  50 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba passage  1973  350-400 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus non-breeding  1989  30 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Common Coot Fulica atra passage  1973  35,000-40,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Ruff Calidris pugnax passage  1973  50,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium favourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Pelecanus crispus Dalmatian Pelican 30 30 individuals 100 favourable

Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Burukshunskiy Zakaznik 3,600 protected area contained by site 3,600  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  50%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater  50%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
hunting 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 A.I.Bliznyuk, S.V.Rudnitskiy

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Burukshunskiye limans. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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