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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altayski kray
Central coordinates 82o 14.13' East  51o 19.80' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 52,800 ha
Altitude 288 - 568m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Key Biodiversity Important area for nesting Aquila clanga, A.heliaca, Falco cherrug.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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

IBA Monitoring

2007 high unfavourable negligible
Habitat
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Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities 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 small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species 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

Artificial - terrestrial   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland)   0 0 good (> 90%) poor (40-69%) unfavourable

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

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   16%
Grassland   53%
Wetlands (inland)   1%
Artificial - terrestrial   30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 53%
forestry 16%

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gornaya Kolyvan'. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2014

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