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Location Russia (European), Ul'yanovsk region
Central coordinates 47o 31.03' East  53o 46.93' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 33,345 ha
Altitude 184 - 266m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2004-2008  6-7 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  66%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  4%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  25%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 15%
forestry 63%
rangeland/pastureland 5%
hunting 50%
urban/industrial/transport 3%
fisheries/aquaculture minor
tourism/recreation minor
nature conservation and research minor

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: Watershead of Malaya Sviyaga river. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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