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Location Russia (European), Saratov region
Central coordinates 46o 25.05' East  50o 41.72' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 15,200 ha
Altitude 50 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description The site includes both grassland and cultivated land.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  1996  10-15 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda passage  1996  80-150 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  1996  25-50 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Wooded steppe  12%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  86%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 84%
forestry 12%

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: Rovno area. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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