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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 46o 46.27' East  44o 48.83' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 7,500 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  2003-2007  5,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  2003-2006  5-25 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus non-breeding  2006  300-350 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  2006  100 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  2003  90-100 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2005-2007  20,000 individuals  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium favourable negligible
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather drought likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

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   5%
Desert Desert; Semidesert  60%
Grassland Humid grasslands  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater  30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 1%
rangeland/pastureland 50%
fisheries/aquaculture 60%
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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