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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altayski kray
Central coordinates 82o 7.78' East  50o 54.25' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 75,500 ha
Altitude 350 - 809m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Key Biodiversity Important area for nesting Aquila heliaca

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2004  2-3 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

2007 high near favourable negligible

Agriculture and aquaculture wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Artificial - terrestrial   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   3%
Grassland   50%
Wetlands (inland)   2%
Artificial - terrestrial   45%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 91%
forestry 3%
urban/industrial/transport 6%

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 Smelyanski I.E.Karjakin I.V.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Aleyskaya. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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