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Location Russia (Central Asian), Kurgan region
Central coordinates 68o 16.58' East  55o 23.62' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 7,700 ha
Altitude 122 - 130m
Year of IBA assessment 2006

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus breeding  2001  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus passage  2001  1,500-2,700 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Wooded steppe  10%
Shrubland   1%
Wetlands (inland) Mud flats and sand flats; Standing brackish and salt water  71%
Desert Semidesert  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  8%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 7%
rangeland/pastureland 20%
forestry 10%
fisheries/aquaculture 50%
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 1%

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: Gor'koye lake near Karas'ye village. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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