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Location Russia (Asian), Primorye
Central coordinates 132o 50.00' East  44o 54.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 380,000 ha
Altitude 68 - 152m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri breeding  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa breeding  2004  present  A1,A4i  Least Concern 
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus breeding  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana breeding  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Swinhoe's Rail Coturnicops exquisitus breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis breeding  2004  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio breeding  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha breeding  2004  present  A1, A4i  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)  
Khankaiskiy UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 299,896 unknown 0  
Khankaisky Zapovednik 37,989 protected area contained by site 37,989  
Lake Khanka Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 310,000 unknown 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Permanent swamps  -
Grassland Edaphic 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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Khanka plain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2014

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