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Location Russia (Central Asian), Tyumen region
Central coordinates 67o 53.72' East  55o 46.45' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 5,400 ha
Altitude 130 - 135m
Year of IBA assessment 2006

Key Biodiversity Important area for Phalacrocorax carbo, Pelecanus crispus, Circus macrourus, Crex crex.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus breeding  1986-2002  24-100 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo breeding  2000-2002  100-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus breeding  2000  8-12 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2000  40-70 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Belozerskij Zakaznik 0 protected area contains site 6,800  
Ozera Tobolo-Ishimskoy lesostepi International Park 0 protected area contains site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Treeline ecotone  5%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing brackish and salt water  80%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
rangeland/pastureland 5%
forestry 5%
nature conservation and research 100%

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 Morozov V.V.Gashev S.N.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bol'shoye Beloye lake. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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