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Location Russia (European), Orenburg region
Central coordinates 57o 33.12' East  50o 57.37' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 27,495 ha
Altitude 270 - 420m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1999  4 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   minor
Shrubland   minor
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  major
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  minor
Rocky areas   minor
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
rangeland/pastureland 20%
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: Sources of Alimbet river and Aktykyl ridge. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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