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Location Russia (Central Asian), Sverdlovsk region
Central coordinates 65o 8.68' East  57o 50.72' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 27,000 ha
Altitude 100 - 110m
Year of IBA assessment 2006

Key Biodiversity Important area for 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 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus resident  2002  present  A3  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  2002  present  A3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope breeding  2002  50-200 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla breeding  2002  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera 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)  
Sredninsky bor Zakaznik 5,406 protected area contained by site 5,406  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  20%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  80%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 10%
hunting 90%

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 Sysoev V.A.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Istochnoye, Sredneye and Schuch'ye lakes. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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