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Location Ukraine, Crimea
Central coordinates 36o 15.00' East  45o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 9,600 ha
Altitude 9 - 184m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A site on the Kerch peninsula of the Crimea, with salt-water and brackish lakes and areas of natural steppe on the hills. Uzunlarsky is the largest lake. There are rural plots of steppe and pseudo-steppe near the villages of Vulkanovka, Marievka and Marphovka. The area is a military zone.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1999  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea breeding  1996  13 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1996  3 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Endangered 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1996  4 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda winter  1994  500 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1996  70 breeding pairs  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1999  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  12%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  13%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  -
Coastline Inland sand dunes; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  60%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
military -
nature conservation and research -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Uzunlars'ke lake. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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