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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altay Republic
Central coordinates 84o 50.95' East  50o 53.40' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 209,900 ha
Altitude 786 - 2,432m
Year of IBA assessment 2006

Key Biodiversity Important area for Aquila heliaca and Falco cherrug.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  2003-2004  1 breeding pairs  good  A1  Endangered 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2003-2004  37-70 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   51%
Grassland   47%
Wetlands (inland)   2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
forestry 20%

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 Karjakin I.V.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kanskaya Steppe. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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