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Location Russia (Central Asian), Kurgan region
Central coordinates 64o 26.33' East  54o 21.70' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 16,800 ha
Altitude 80 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis breeding  2000  50-200 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2000  50-70 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kurgansky Zakaznik 31,800 protected area overlaps with site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  10%
Shrubland   10%
Grassland Humid grasslands  50%
Wetlands (inland) Mud flats and sand flats; Standing freshwater  11%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 40%
rangeland/pastureland 60%
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).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Flood-plain of Tobol river between mouths of the Uya and Ubagan rivers. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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