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Location Russia (Asian), Buryatia
Central coordinates 105o 13.75' East  51o 22.37' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Area 169,100 ha
Altitude 456 - 2,300m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus 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)  
Lake Baikal World Heritage Site 8,800,000 protected area contains site 169,100  
Obnazhenie vulkanicheskikh porod v raione meteostantsii Khamar-Daban Nature Monument 0 unknown 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -
Forest Broadleaf deciduous forest (temperate/boreal); Mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest (temp/boreal  -
Shrubland Temperate heath and scrub  -
Grassland Alpine and subalpine grassland  -

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: Northern slope of Khamar-Daban mountains. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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