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Location Russia (European), Penza region
Central coordinates 46o 40.00' East  52o 55.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 40,000 ha
Altitude 250 - 350m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description The largest tract of forest in the south-east of Penza region.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1996  3-10 breeding pairs  poor  A1, B2  Vulnerable 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  70%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  20%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
forestry 70%

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 V.P.Belik

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kuznetski forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/08/2014

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