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Location Russia (European), Rostov region
Central coordinates 42o 2.25' East  46o 34.17' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 9,600 ha
Altitude 12 - 34m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2001  20,000-30,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  2001  2,000-10,000 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina non-breeding  2002  600-700 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia breeding  2002  80-100 breeding pairs  poor  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus non-breeding  2002  110-140 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Ruff Calidris pugnax passage  2002  12,500-21,500 individuals  poor  B1i  Least Concern 
Sterna nilotica breeding  2002  100-200 breeding pairs  medium  B1i, B2  Not Recognised 
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei breeding  2002  20-40 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus non-breeding  2002  5,000-15,000 individuals  unknown  B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2001-2002  20,000 individuals  poor  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

2002 medium not assessed low
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 some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lake Manych-Gudilo Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 112,600 protected area contains site 9,600  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  30%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater  70%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 30%
fisheries/aquaculture 7%
water management 14%
hunting 100%

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: Kozinka lake and Baranikovski segment of Manych. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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