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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 26.00' East  43o 32.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 20,000 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina breeding  2001  180-220 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  2007  20-50 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides breeding  2001  80-100 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus breeding  2001-2007  15-25 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus winter  2006  206 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus breeding  2001-2003  150-450 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo winter  2004-2006  21-1,500 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  2006  35,300 individuals  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Sand dunes and beaches; Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  87%
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  1%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  1%
Desert Desert; Semidesert  11%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 15%
fisheries/aquaculture 51%
water management 50%
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 50%
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: Lake 'Southern Agrakhan'. Downloaded from on 22/10/2014

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