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Location Russia (Central Asian), Chelyabinsk region
Central coordinates 59o 5.15' East  52o 32.35' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 22,700 ha
Altitude 262 - 558m
Year of IBA assessment 2006

Key Biodiversity Important area for nesting Aquila heliaca.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2002  2 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   4%
Grassland   50%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams  2%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  40%
Shrubland Scrub  1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
urban/industrial/transport 1%
not utilised 20%

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 Gashek V.A.Morozov V.V.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cheka mountain. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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