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Location Russia (Asian), Irkutsk
Central coordinates 104o 16.50' East  51o 47.32' North
IBA criteria A1, A4iv
Area 8,095 ha
Altitude 456 - 801m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  2004  min 20,000 individuals  poor  A4iv   

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 8,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Coniferous forest (temperate/boreal); Forest steppe (temperate/boreal); Mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest (temp/boreal  -
Grassland Steppe  -
Artificial - terrestrial Urban areas  -

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: South Baikal migratory corridor. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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