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Location Russia (Asian), Irkutsk
Central coordinates 102o 55.70' East  53o 44.32' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 173,710 ha
Altitude 400 - 620m
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 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
Mew Gull Larus canus unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Edaphic grassland; Steppe  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -
Forest Forest steppe (temperate/boreal)  -
Wetlands (inland)   -

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: Balaganskaya steppe. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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