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Location Russia (Asian), Irkutsk
Central coordinates 107o 11.88' East  53o 9.72' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 206,040 ha
Altitude 456 - 1,300m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Larus argentatus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Not Recognised 

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 206,040  
Ostrova proliva Maloe More na Baikale Nature Monument 13,443 protected area overlaps with site 0  
Pribaikalsky National Park 418,000 protected area overlaps with site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppe  -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools  -
Forest Coniferous forest (temperate/boreal); Forest steppe (temperate/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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ol'khon area. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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