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Location Russia (European), Krasnodarski kray
Central coordinates 38o 23.00' East  45o 9.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2
Area 28,000 ha
Altitude 18 - 20m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1998-2006  4-6 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra passage  1998-2006  20-350 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  20%
Wetlands (inland)   79%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 79%
Notes: rice fields
forestry 20%
hunting 99%
urban/industrial/transport 1%
nature conservation and research 20%

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: Krasniy Les area. Downloaded from on 18/09/2014

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