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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 33.27' East  44o 27.15' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 11,500 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus non-breeding  2008  20-50 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  2006-2008  100 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo passage  2006-2008  10,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax passage  2006  100 individuals  good  A1  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2006-2008  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   8%
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons; Mud flats and sand flats; Salt marshes; Sand dunes and beaches; Shingle or stony beaches; Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  84%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  1%
Unknown   7%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 20%
fisheries/aquaculture 50%
Notes: illegal!!!
not utilised 30%
urban/industrial/transport 1%
other 1%
Notes: haylands

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: Tyuleni island. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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