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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 46o 21.00' East  44o 26.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 1,500 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea non-breeding  2004-2007  150-800 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  2006  100-500 individuals  poor  A1  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   1%
Desert Semidesert  45%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  50%
Other   4%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 50%
urban/industrial/transport 1%
not utilised 49%

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: Salt lakes "Manych". Downloaded from on 02/09/2014

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