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Location Russia (European), Chechenskaya Republic
Central coordinates 46o 13.00' East  43o 26.87' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B1iv
Area 9,150 ha
Altitude 21 - 36m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1981-1997  6,000-8,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1981-1997  2,000-4,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  1981-1997  500-700 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  2006  57 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo passage  1981-1997  3,000-5,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1981-1997  4,000-8,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  1981-1997  5-20 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1981-1997  7,000-13,000 individuals  B1iv   

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium near favourable low

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  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)  
Parabochevskiy Zakaznik 12,000 unknown 12,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  50%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  18%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  11%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  21%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 9%
rangeland/pastureland 14%
hunting 75%
nature conservation and research 75%

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: Floodplain of the Terek river near Staroshchedrinskaya. Downloaded from on 29/10/2016

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