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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altayski kray
Central coordinates 78o 2.50' East  53o 19.87' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 23,300 ha
Altitude 101 - 115m
Year of IBA assessment 2006

Site description All data for 1998-1999

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  1998-1999  12-50 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Treeline ecotone  2%
Shrubland   2%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  35%
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons; Mud flats and sand flats; Rivers and streams; Sand dunes and beaches; Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater  50%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  7%
Unknown   6%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 17%
fisheries/aquaculture 40%
hunting 40%
tourism/recreation 2%
urban/industrial/transport 6%
not utilised 20%
unknown 30%

Protection status No PAs.

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 Petrov V.U.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bol'shoye Topol'noye lake. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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