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Location Russia (European), Volgograd region
Central coordinates 46o 20.47' East  49o 43.03' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 74,870 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 
Buteo rufinus breeding  1999  10-15 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Not Recognised 
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   

IBA Monitoring

2007 high near favourable negligible

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Artificial - terrestrial   0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland)   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  negligible 

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

Name Year formed
Zolotarevskaya secondary school 2004


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Zolotarevskaya area. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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