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Location Russia (Asian), Buryatia
Central coordinates 105o 46.15' East  50o 35.65' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Area 6,780 ha
Altitude 60 - 800m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  2004  present  A1  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2004  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Beloozersky Zakaznik 63,200 protected area contains site 1,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Edaphic grassland  -
Artificial - terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -
Wetlands (inland) Saline lakes; Salt marshes  -

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Belozersk lakes. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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