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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 46o 21.25' East  44o 26.30' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 1,600 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 

IBA Monitoring

2006 not assessed favourable negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Desert   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland)   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Manych salt lakes. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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