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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 26.35' East  42o 52.15' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 11,200 ha
Altitude 100 - 894m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  2000  1,000-5,000 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium favourable negligible
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species direct mortality of trigger species - hunting and trapping happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Buteo rufinus 2 2 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  60%
Shrubland Scrub  7%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  27%
Rocky areas   5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
rangeland/pastureland 25%
forestry 60%
hunting 85%
tourism/recreation 50%
urban/industrial/transport 5%

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: Talginskaya Valley. Downloaded from on 25/11/2014

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