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Location Russia (European), Krasnodarski kray
Central coordinates 38o 43.30' East  46o 39.83' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 11,200 ha
Altitude 0 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description The mouth of the Yeya river, including a number of lakes partialy used as fishponds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina breeding  1996  250 breeding pairs  poor  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus breeding  1996  80 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola breeding  1996  50 breeding pairs  poor  B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  1996  11 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  1996  350 breeding pairs  poor  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium favourable negligible
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (agricultural use) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Himantopus himantopus 30 30 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Glareola nordmanni Black-winged Pratincole 11 10 breeding pairs 91 favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 90%
hunting 10%

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 M.Kh.Emtyl, Yu.V.Lokhman

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Mouth of Yeya river. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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