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Location Russia (European), Saratov region
Central coordinates 47o 58.13' East  52o 26.92' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 20,860 ha
Altitude 200 - 370m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description A large forest tract in the north of the Saratov region.

Key Biodiversity No special research was carried out for the IBA programme, as a result, data is incomplete.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1996  3 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla winter  1996  15-30 individuals  good  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Khvalynsky National Park 25,500 protected area contained by site 25,514  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  77%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  22%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 21%
forestry 77%

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 V.N.Moseikin

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Khvalynski National Park. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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