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Location Russia (European), Bashkortostan Republic
Central coordinates 57o 53.82' East  53o 33.12' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 156,035 ha
Altitude 370 - 1,045m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Area is located in the southern Ural mountains.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Falco peregrinus breeding  1996  16 breeding pairs  good  B2  Not Recognised 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1996  8 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1996  good  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  1996  31  good  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bashkirsky Zapovednik 49,609 protected area overlaps with site 30,040  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Native coniferous woodland  80%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 45%
tourism/recreation 10%
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 I.V.Karyakin, Z.T.Bagautdinova

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kraka Mountain. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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