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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altayski kray
Central coordinates 83o 7.45' East  53o 32.40' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 10,900 ha
Altitude 150 - 200m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Site description All data for 1998

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1998  10-20 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  75%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  25%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  60%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 20%
fisheries/aquaculture 10%
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).

References Garms O.J.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Nizhnechumyshskaya. Downloaded from on 27/11/2015

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