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Location Russia (European), Krasnodarski kray
Central coordinates 38o 30.28' East  46o 51.87' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 950 ha
Altitude 0 - 1m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  1999  2,000-3,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Treeline ecotone  5%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  55%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Sand dunes and beaches; Standing brackish and salt water  45%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 30%
forestry 5%
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 10%

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: Shabel'skaya sand-spit. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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