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Location Russia (Central Asian), Chelyabinsk region
Central coordinates 59o 51.00' East  52o 38.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 210,800 ha
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  6-12 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  2002  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Arkaim Zapovednik 3,700 protected area contained by site 3,700  

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: The top part of pools of the rivers Big Karaganka and the rivers Syntasty. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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