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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altayski kray
Central coordinates 85o 41.35' East  52o 17.82' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 2,500 ha
Altitude 200 - 300m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Site description All data for 1999

Key Biodiversity Important area for wintering waterbirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula winter  1999-2000  1,500 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lebedinyi Zakaznik 38,200 protected area contains site 96  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 100%
tourism/recreation 50%
nature conservation and research 100%

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lebedinoye and Svetloye lakes. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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