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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altay Republic
Central coordinates 89o 32.00' East  50o 31.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 137,000 ha
Altitude 2,000 - 3,504m
Year of IBA assessment 2006





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Altai Snowcock Tetraogallus altaicus breeding  1999  5-8 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula non-breeding  1995-1999  200-1,200 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus breeding  1995-2001  100-600 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo breeding  1995-2002  100-800 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1995-2001  1-5 breeding pairs  good  A1  Endangered 
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura breeding  2001  400-600 breeding pairs  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus breeding  1999  5-10 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus breeding  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-streaked Accentor Prunella himalayana breeding  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens breeding  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta breeding  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola breeding  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Mountain-finch Leucosticte brandti breeding  1999  5-10 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla breeding  1999  2-3 breeding pairs  unknown  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Altaisky Zapovednik 812,386 protected area contains site 137,000  
Golden Mountains of Altai World Heritage Site 1,611,457 protected area contained by site 137,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Tundra  70%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  15%
Desert Desert  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
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).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dzhulukul' depression. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/09/2014

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