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Location Russia (Central Asian), Chelyabinsk region
Central coordinates 60o 21.00' East  52o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 38,500 ha
Altitude 290 - 370m
Year of IBA assessment 2006





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1989-1990  500-800 individuals  medium  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2005  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A3  Vulnerable 
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus breeding  2000-2005  47 breeding pairs  good  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  2005  35-65 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo breeding  2005  8-11 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius breeding  2001  2 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A3  Critically Endangered 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  2005  10 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
White-winged Lark Melanocorypha leucoptera breeding  1992  1,990-3,600 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bredinski Zakaznik 47,800 protected area contained by site 8,100  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   1%
Grassland   28%
Wetlands (inland)   2%
Artificial - terrestrial   71%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 89%
forestry 1%
tourism/recreation 1%
other 9%
Notes: haying - 6%adjoining the house lands - 2%agricultural ponds - 1%

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 Korovin V.A.Gashek V.A.

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