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Location Russia (European), Nizhni Novgorod region
Central coordinates 45o 29.07' East  55o 46.25' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 11,260 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Key Biodiversity Important area for Common Cranes prepassage gathering.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Crane Grus grus winter  2004  400-1,000 individuals  unknown  B1i  Least Concern 

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

Name Year formed
Spassk department of hunting control 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   -
Forest   10%
Grassland   -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
rangeland/pastureland major
urban/industrial/transport 2%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Common Crane premigratory aggregating area near village Russkoye Maklakovo. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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