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Location Russia (European), Chechenskaya Republic
Central coordinates 46o 3.92' East  43o 43.43' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 1,800 ha
Altitude 59 - 66m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1981-1997  5-20 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1981-1997  20-80 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  2006  26 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1981-1997  500-800 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium near favourable low

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Stepnoi Zakaznik 52,000 protected area contains site 250  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  16%
Desert Semidesert  36%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  16%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 36%
hunting 100%

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: Kissyk area. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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