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Location Russia (Central Asian), Chelyabinsk region
Central coordinates 61o 36.00' East  55o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 7,000 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala breeding  2001  1-5 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Endangered 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus breeding  2001  4-20 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Donguzlovskij Zakaznik 3,000 protected area contained by site 3,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  80%
Unknown   20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 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: System of lakes Kurlady-Selezjan-Atkul. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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