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Location Russia (Central Asian), Altayski kray
Central coordinates 82o 43.48' East  51o 51.98' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 94,600 ha
Altitude 170 - 404m
Year of IBA assessment 2004





Key Biodiversity Important area for nesting Aquila heliaca, A. nipalensis, Crex crex, 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  2004  2-3 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2004  40-80 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 high near favourable negligible
Habitat
-

Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now 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 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%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale 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 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland)   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 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   1%
Grassland Steppes & dry calcareous  55%
Wetlands (inland)   2%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  42%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
other 10%
agriculture 40%
rangeland/pastureland 50%

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: Krasnoschekovskaya. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/12/2014

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