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Location Russia (Central Asian), Kemerovo region
Central coordinates 87o 54.88' East  55o 49.53' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 15,500 ha
Altitude 144 - 165m
Year of IBA assessment 2006

Key Biodiversity Important area for Anser fabalis and Grus grus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  2000-2004  2,000-20,000 individuals  poor  A4i  Least Concern 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  2000-2002  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Endangered 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2000-2004  40-150 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2000-2004  1,000-2,000 individuals  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  2000-2004  24-50 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Shestakovski Nature Reserve 120,000 protected area overlaps with site 10,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   24%
Shrubland   5%
Grassland   5%
Wetlands (inland)   66%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 15%
not utilised 70%
other 15%
Notes: haying

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 Vasil'chenko A.A.Babina S.G.

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

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