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Location Russia (Asian), Chita
Central coordinates 115o 40.32' East  50o 6.45' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Area 203,000 ha
Altitude 591 - 769m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
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  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Swinhoe's Rail Coturnicops exquisitus breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis breeding  2004  present  A1  Endangered 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus passage  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio breeding  2004  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo unknown  2004  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha breeding  2004  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Relict Gull Larus relictus breeding  2004  present  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)  
Daursky Zapovednik 44,752 protected area contained by site 45,752  
Torey Lakes Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 172,500 is identical to site 172,500  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Riverine floodplains; Saline lakes  -
Grassland Steppe  -

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

References O.A.Goroshko

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Torey lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014

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