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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 45o 48.00' East  44o 8.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 65,000 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  2004-2006  150-200 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  2004-2006  30-50 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2004-2006  5 individuals  medium  A3  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  2004-2006  200-300 breeding pairs  poor  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  2004-2006  20-50 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A3  Near Threatened 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2004-2006  30-50 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Treeline ecotone  2%
Shrubland   5%
Desert Desert; Semidesert  70%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  23%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater  3%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 1%
rangeland/pastureland 90%
forestry 5%
not utilised 5%
urban/industrial/transport 1%

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karanogaiskiye steppes. Downloaded from on 22/10/2014

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