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Location Russia (European), Kalmykiya Republic
Central coordinates 43o 58.42' East  46o 0.92' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 17,255 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  1999  1,770 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  1999  800 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo passage  1999  5,200 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1999  7,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni passage  1999  2,700 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

1999 medium near favourable negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Artificial - terrestrial   0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Desert   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)
Desert Semidesert  74%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  25%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater  1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 25%
rangeland/pastureland 75%
hunting 5%

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: Zhuravlinaya. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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