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Location Russia (European), Tatarstan Republic
Central coordinates 49o 56.80' East  56o 5.60' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 940 ha
Altitude 60 - 80m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description System of artificial fishponds to the east of Arsk town.

Key Biodiversity This place are used also by ducks on spring migration. From 4700 to 11600 ducks stage on 1000 ha area. Could be an IBA becouse of rather large amount of birds on size, rather small in size.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1995  200-300 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1994  300-500 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub  10%
Grassland Humid grasslands  20%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  55%
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 45%
fisheries/aquaculture 55%

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 O. V. Askeev and I. V. Askeev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Arski fish-ponds. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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