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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altayski kray
Central coordinates 81o 27.10' East  53o 2.73' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 88,400 ha
Altitude 156 - 284m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Key Biodiversity Important area for nesting Podiceps grisegena, Himantopus himantopus, Recurvirostra avosetta, Xenus cinereus, Egretta alba, Aythya nyroca, Larus ichthyaetus

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  2004  10-15 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2004  4-5 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   63%
Grassland   16%
Wetlands (inland)   15%
Artificial - terrestrial   6%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 8%
forestry 64%

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 Bakka S.V.Karjakin I.V.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kulundinskaya forest band. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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