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Location Russia (European), Stavropolski kray
Central coordinates 44o 48.60' East  44o 20.60' North
IBA criteria A1, B1iii
Area 2,500 ha
Altitude 100 m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  2007  28 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus passage  2007  500 individuals  good  A1, B1iii  Near Threatened 
Great Bustard Otis tarda winter  1996-1999  200 individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2007  11 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 medium near favourable negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Artificial - terrestrial   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Desert   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland)   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Irgaklinskiy Zakaznik 1,060 protected area contained by site 1,060  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  20%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  50%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  5%
Desert Semidesert  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
rangeland/pastureland 30%
forestry 20%
nature conservation and research 41%

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: Irgaklinski forest. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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