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Location Russia (European), Stavropolski kray
Central coordinates 45o 13.00' East  45o 7.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 1,600 ha
Altitude 6 - 15m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bustard Otis tarda winter  2005-2006  150-200 individuals  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax non-breeding  2005-2006  150 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo passage  2005-2006  2,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   10%
Desert Semidesert  50%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  20%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 10%
energy production and mining 5%
unknown 85%

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: Outskirts of Arbali village. Downloaded from on 23/08/2014

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