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Location Russia (Central Asian), Kemerovo region
Central coordinates 88o 20.73' East  54o 32.15' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 412,900 ha
Altitude 500 - 1,873m
Year of IBA assessment 2006





Key Biodiversity Important area for Aquila clanga, Falco cherrug, Crex crex, Gallinado solitaria.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  2004  present  A3  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  2004  present  A3  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  2004  2-4 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Falcated Duck Mareca falcata breeding  2004  6-10 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Near Threatened 
Smew Mergellus albellus breeding  2004  10-15 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator breeding  2004  20-40 breeding pairs  medium  A4i  Least Concern 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  2002-2004  3-8 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Endangered 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  2002  5-6 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2002  180-200 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria breeding  2002  200-220 breeding pairs  medium  A3, A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  2004  present  A3  Least Concern 
Gray's Grasshopper-warbler Locustella fasciolata breeding  2004  present  A3  Least Concern 
Siberian Thrush Zoothera sibirica breeding  2004  present  A3  Least Concern 
Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki breeding  2004  40 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris breeding  2004  40-60 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Rufous-streaked Accentor Prunella himalayana breeding  2004  30-60 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta breeding  2004  4,000-6,000 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola breeding  2004  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kuznetskiy Alatau Zapovednik 453,524 protected area contains site 412,900  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   63%
Grassland   17%
Wetlands (inland)   1%
Unknown   5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 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 Vasil'chenko A.A.Babina S.G.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kuznetsky Alatau Zapovednik. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2014

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