|Location||Russia (European), Ul'yanovsk region|
|Central coordinates||47o 48.12' East 52o 58.30' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2|
|Altitude||146 - 363m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Site description A forest tract surrounded by steppe and pastures.[CONFIDENTIALITY: geographical coordinates deleted from publication at request of contributors.] Okay to show now (email from Sergey 10/02)
Key Biodiversity The area has a high concentration of breeding eagles, with one of the largest local populations of Aquila heliaca in Russia present.
Non-bird biodiversity: There is a high diversity of rodents, with half of the species known from Ul'yanovsk region present.Large numbers of marmots can be found in the steppe and agricultural land.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||breeding||2005||25 breeding pairs||good||A1, B2||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Zimina Gora||Nature Monument||334||protected area contained by site||334|
Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.
|Caretakers of Privolzhskaya Lesostep'||2005|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Grassland||Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||7%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land||21%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||2%|
Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).
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References O.V.Borodin, S.L.Smirnova
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