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Location Russia (European), Bashkortostan Republic
Central coordinates 58o 30.00' East  53o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 150,000 ha
Altitude 416 - 1,118m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description A rather narrow forested mountain ridge.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1996  7-12 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1998  15-22 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  1996  7-8 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   80%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 60%
fisheries/aquaculture 5%
forestry 40%
urban/industrial/transport 5%

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Irendyk ridge. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014

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