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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altayski kray
Central coordinates 84o 7.00' East  52o 32.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 9,800 ha
Altitude 160 - 171m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2000  30-150 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  40%
Shrubland   5%
Grassland Humid grasslands  5%
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs; Mud flats and sand flats; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  14%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas  17%
Unknown   20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
rangeland/pastureland 5%
forestry 40%
fisheries/aquaculture 5%
water management 80%
urban/industrial/transport 1%
unknown 20%

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: Bolchoe Kamyshnoe Lake. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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