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Location Russia (Central Asian), Chelyabinsk region
Central coordinates 63o 3.40' East  54o 28.73' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 22,900 ha
Altitude 169 - 187m
Year of IBA assessment 2006

Key Biodiversity Important area for breeding Glareola nordmanni and Oxyura leucopcephala and for migrating waterbirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1993-1998  50-300 individuals  medium  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1993-1998  1,000-10,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala breeding  1998  1 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Endangered 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2002  1,300-1,500 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  1994-1999  10-30 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kocherdyksky goosinyj Zakaznik 18,000 is identical to site 18,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Wooded steppe  22%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater  17%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  61%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 45%
rangeland/pastureland 7%
forestry 22%
tourism/recreation 3%
urban/industrial/transport 2%
nature conservation and research 6%

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 Zakharov V.D.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kocherdyksky goose zakaznik. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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