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Location Russia (European), Volgograd region
Central coordinates 46o 27.00' East  49o 46.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 62,000 ha
Altitude 25 - 30m
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Site description Edge of Dzhanibekskaya plain wre the flat areas crossed by shallow depressions with more reach vegetation among the steppes and arable lands.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  2004  1,200 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  2004  100,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus breeding  1999  10-15 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda passage  2004  150 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  1999  50-100 breeding pairs  poor  A1, B2  Near Threatened 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo passage  2004  2,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2004  100,000-499,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Zolotarevskaya secondary school 2004

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  20%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing brackish and salt water  40%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  37%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 95%
hunting 40%
not utilised 30%

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 V.F.Chernobai, S.A.Bukreev, E.N.Sokhina

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zolotarevskaya area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2014

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