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Location Russia (European), Mordovia Republic
Central coordinates 45o 25.00' East  54o 45.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 10,000 ha
Altitude 88 - 150m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description Rather large areas of meadow linked by alluvial forests.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1996  1-3 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  500-1,000 breeding pairs  poor  A1, B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Smolny National Park 36,500 protected area overlaps with site 800  

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

Name Year formed
Caretakers of Ichalkovski 2002
National park Smol'nii 2006

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  20%
Grassland Humid grasslands  60%
Shrubland Scrub  17%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  3%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
nature conservation and research 8%

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 G.F.Grishutkin

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ichalkovski. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/04/2014

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