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Location Ukraine, Crimea
Central coordinates 32o 38.00' East  45o 25.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2
Area 4,200 ha
Altitude 0 - 126m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description Patches of natural steppe with numerous ravines, located within the Black Sea coastal zone and near the villages of Olenevka and Krasnoselskoe.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeding  1996  150 breeding pairs  good  B1i  Least Concern 
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis non-breeding  1996  500 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus breeding  1996  120 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1996  3 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Endangered 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1996  2 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 high very unfavourable low
  Population
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather temperature extremes likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Pollution garbage & solid waste likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Artificial - terrestrial   840 840 100 very poor (< 40%) very unfavourable
Grassland   1440 1440 100 poor (40-69%) unfavourable
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   240 240 100 very poor (< 40%) very unfavourable
Shrubland   240 240 100 very poor (< 40%) very unfavourable

Anser erythropus Lesser White-fronted Goose 10 10 individuals 100 favourable
Oxyura leucocephala White-headed Duck 100 30 individuals 30 very unfavourable
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis 120 50 individuals 42 unfavourable
Phalacrocorax aristotelis European Shag 150 150 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel 100 50 breeding pairs 50 unfavourable
Falco cherrug Saker Falcon 4 4 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Otis tarda Great Bustard 15 6 breeding pairs 40 unfavourable
Anthropoides virgo Demoiselle Crane 500 500 individuals 100 favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Chastina stepu na Tarkhankuts'komu pivostrovi Regional Zakaznik 100 protected area contained by site 100  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub  10%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  60%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  20%
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 90%
fisheries/aquaculture 3%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tarkhankuts'kyj peninsula. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/12/2014

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