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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altay Republic
Central coordinates 88o 26.78' East  50o 44.35' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 9,900 ha
Altitude 1,600 - 2,081m
Year of IBA assessment 2006

Key Biodiversity Inportant area for Aquila heliaca and nesting A3-criteria species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  2002  present  A3  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2002  1-20 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis breeding  2002  3-10 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Tit Parus cinctus breeding  2002  present  A3  Least Concern 
Inornate Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus breeding  2002  present  A3  Least Concern 
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator breeding  2002  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica breeding  2002  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 9,900  
Golden Mountains of Altai World Heritage Site 1,611,457 protected area contains site 9,900  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland; Wooded steppe  62%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Tundra  20%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  11%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  5%
Rocky areas   2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
rangeland/pastureland 30%
hunting 15%
tourism/recreation 2%
not utilised 48%
urban/industrial/transport 1%

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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