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Location Russia (European), Bashkortostan Republic
Central coordinates 56o 57.73' East  53o 4.80' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 182,270 ha
Altitude 297 - 1,040m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Watershed of the Belskaya and Nugush rivers crossed with mountainous ridges.

Key Biodiversity Bird data is incomplete, more research is needed.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  1999  2-3 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1999  2-4 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Altyn-Solok Zakaznik 90,800 protected area contained by site 90,800  
Bashkiria National Park 98,400 protected area overlaps with site 93,800  
Shulgan Tash Zapovednik 22,531 protected area contained by site 22,531  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Wooded steppe  90%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  7%
Wetlands (inland)   3%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%

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 I.V.Karyakin

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Watershed of Bel'skaya and Nugush rivers. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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