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Location Russia (Central Asian), Chelyabinsk region
Central coordinates 59o 4.00' East  52o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 15,000 ha
Altitude 262 - 558m
Year of IBA assessment 2005





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2002  2 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Treeline ecotone  2%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  83%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Shingle or stony beaches; Standing freshwater  1%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
rangeland/pastureland 88%
forestry 2%
hunting 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).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mountain of the Checka. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2014

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