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Location Russia (European), Ul'yanovsk region
Central coordinates 47o 48.12' East  52o 58.30' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 62,541 ha
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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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 areas

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.

Name Year formed
Caretakers of Privolzhskaya Lesostep' 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  72%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  7%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  21%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 27%
forestry 72%
nature conservation and research 2%
tourism/recreation 7%

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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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Privolzhskaya forest-steppe. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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