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Location Russia (Central Asian), Chelyabinsk region
Central coordinates 59o 19.00' East  52o 33.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 22,500 ha
Altitude 286 - 422m
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  1998  3 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A3  Vulnerable 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus breeding  1997  15-25 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  1998  15-20 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A3  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Treeline ecotone  3%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  1%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams  2%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  90%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 40%
rangeland/pastureland 40%
forestry 5%
urban/industrial/transport 2%
not utilised 10%

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: Interfluve of the rivers Small and Big Karatanka. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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