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Location Russia (Asian), Amur
Central coordinates 130o 0.00' East  49o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 184,995 ha
Altitude 92 - 502m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri breeding  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa breeding  2004  present  A1, A4i  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana breeding  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus passage  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis breeding  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio breeding  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha breeding  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis unknown  2004  present  A4i  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Khingano-Arkharinskaya Lowland Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 200,000 unknown 0  
Khingansky Zapovednik 94,583 protected area contained by site 94,583  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -
Grassland Steppe  -
Artificial - terrestrial Improved pasture land  -
Forest Broadleaf deciduous forest (temperate/boreal); Mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest (temp/boreal  -

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Arkhara lowlands (including Khinganskiy Nature Reserve). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014

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