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Location Russia (Central Asian), Tyumen region
Central coordinates 70o 5.00' East  55o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 13,300 ha
Altitude 125 - 130m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus breeding  2002  2-10 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Treeline ecotone  15%
Grassland Humid grasslands  5%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  80%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 5%
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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lake Tavolzhan. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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