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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altayski kray
Central coordinates 83o 15.73' East  51o 27.93' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 159,800 ha
Altitude 350 - 961m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Key Biodiversity Important area for nesting Crex crex, Aquila heliaca, A. nipalensis, Bubo bubo.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2007  1-10 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2004  50-100 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 high near favourable low

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

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

Some of site covered (10-49%)  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   2%
Grassland   66%
Wetlands (inland)   2%
Artificial - terrestrial   30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown 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).

References Karjakin I.V.Smelyanski I.E.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Charyshskaya. Downloaded from on 20/10/2016

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