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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 31.00' East  43o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 6,000 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus unknown  2004-2007  1-50 individuals  poor  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis breeding  2007  2,500-3,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  2007  1,000-1,200 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   1%
Desert Desert; Semidesert  1%
Sea Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features  80%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas; Ruderal land  2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 10%
fisheries/aquaculture 80%
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 10%
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: Sulakskaya bay. Downloaded from on 21/10/2014

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