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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altay Republic
Central coordinates 87o 40.00' East  51o 34.00' North
IBA criteria A3, A4i
Area 110,700 ha
Altitude 434 - 2,500m
Year of IBA assessment 2006





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula winter  1995-2001  215-1,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula breeding  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis breeding  1999  10-30 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa breeding  1999  2-5 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus breeding  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Tit Parus cinctus breeding  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Radde's Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi breeding  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-tailed Robin Luscinia sibilans breeding  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Blue Robin Luscinia cyane breeding  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki breeding  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla breeding  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator breeding  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Altaisky Zapovednik 812,386 protected area contains site 110,700  
Golden Mountains of Altai World Heritage Site 1,611,457 protected area contains site 110,700  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  70%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Tundra  6%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  13%
Desert   5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 2%
fisheries/aquaculture 35%
hunting 35%
tourism/recreation 50%
nature conservation and research 62%

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 Mitrofanov O.B.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Teletskoye lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2014

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