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Location Russia (European), Saratov region
Central coordinates 47o 47.60' East  51o 29.12' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 18,680 ha
Altitude 80 - 120m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  1999  108-150 individuals  good  A1, B2  Vulnerable 

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

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Balka Yablonya 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  20%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  80%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 95%
not utilised 5%

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 Antonchikov A.N., Piskunov V.V., Belyachenko A.G., Varlamov A.G.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Balka Yablonya. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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