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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 

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  


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 on 17/09/2014

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