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Location Russia (Central Asian), Kurgan region
Central coordinates 67o 56.77' East  55o 23.20' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 5,100 ha
Altitude 122 - 135m
Year of IBA assessment 2006

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2001  5,000-6,000 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus winter  2001  1,000-4,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   1%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  17%
Wetlands (inland) Mud flats and sand flats; Standing brackish and salt water  82%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 2%
rangeland/pastureland 18%
hunting 50%
not utilised 80%

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: Gor'koye lake near Novotroitskoye village. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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