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Location Russia (European), Astrakhan region
Central coordinates 46o 56.22' East  48o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, B2
Area 92,650 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description The IBA is located in the north-western part of the Astrakhan region, near the boundary with Kazakhstan.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla resident  1994  5-10 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1994  5-30 breeding pairs  poor  A1, A3, B2  Vulnerable 
Buteo rufinus resident  1994  5-30 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Not Recognised 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo breeding  1994  300 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bogdinsko-Baskunchakskiy Zakaznik 53,700 protected area contained by site 53,700  
Bogdinsko-Baskunchaksky Zapovednik 18,478 protected area contained by site 18,478  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  99%
Wetlands (inland)   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 99%
hunting 14%
nature conservation and research 86%

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 N.N.Moshonkin

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bogdinsko-Baskunchakski. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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