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Location Russia (European), Stavropolski kray
Central coordinates 45o 15.82' East  45o 5.83' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 19,800 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 

IBA Monitoring

2006 medium favourable negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining oil and gas drilling happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Desert   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland)   0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Outskirts of Arbali village. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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