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Location Russia (Asian), Buryatia
Central coordinates 102o 25.17' East  51o 32.65' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 1,178,550 ha
Altitude 560 - 3,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa breeding  2004  present  A1  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Tunkinsky National Park 1,184,662 protected area contains site 300,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Coniferous forest (temperate/boreal); Forest steppe (temperate/boreal); Montane coniferous forest (mont temp/subtrop)  -
Wetlands (inland)   -
Shrubland Subalpine and alpine 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: Tunkin valley. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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