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Location Russia (European), Krasnodarski kray
Central coordinates 36o 46.60' East  45o 17.07' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 47,500 ha
Altitude 0 - 164m
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 winter  2003-2006  700-4,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor winter  2003-2006  500-1,942 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  2003-2006  152-304 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula winter  2003-2006  660-10,225 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo winter  2004-2006  5,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  2004-2006  40-60 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Common Coot Fulica atra winter  2003-2006  300,000-500,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei passage  2004-2006  5,000-6,000 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2004-2006  40-80 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  2003-2004  50,000 individuals  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

2007 very high very unfavourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Pollution industrial & military effluents - oil spills happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Sea   0 0 good (> 90%) poor (40-69%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland)   0 0 moderate (70-90%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  No management planning has taken place  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Mude cone Karabetova Sopka Nature Monument 700 protected area contained by site 700  
Tamano-Zaporozhski Zakaznik 30,000 protected area overlaps with site 8,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  5%
Sea Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features  60%
Wetlands (inland) Mud flats and sand flats; Sand dunes and beaches; Shingle or stony beaches; Standing brackish and salt water  21%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  6%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  8%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 8%
rangeland/pastureland 5%
fisheries/aquaculture 65%
urban/industrial/transport 4%
tourism/recreation 5%
not utilised 13%

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: Taman'. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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