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Location Russia (European), Stavropolski kray
Central coordinates 43o 50.00' East  45o 47.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, B1i
Area 8,000 ha
Altitude 32 - 59m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus non-breeding  2006  1,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia non-breeding  2005-2006  200 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis breeding  2005-2006  2 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding  2005-2006  6 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Near Threatened 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo breeding  2005-2006  1 breeding pairs  A3  Least Concern 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  2005-2006  200 individuals  medium  A1, A3  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  50%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater  50%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown 80%
rangeland/pastureland 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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