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Location Russia (Central Asian), Chelyabinsk region
Central coordinates 60o 14.00' East  55o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 30,300 ha
Altitude 400 - 754m
Year of IBA assessment 2006





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Smew Mergellus albellus breeding  2001  2-4 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus breeding  2001  10-25 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1990-2001  10-25 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis breeding  2001  2 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa breeding  2001  2 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ilmensky Zapovednik 30,380 is identical to site 30,300  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  85%
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs; Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  9%
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military 3%
urban/industrial/transport 2%
nature conservation and research 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).

References Gordienko N.S.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ilmensky zapovednik. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014

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