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Location Russia (European), Tatarstan Republic
Central coordinates 52o 54.12' East  54o 24.58' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 30,020 ha
Altitude 140 - 376m
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  1998-1999  6-7 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  1998  2 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bugul'minskiy Zakaznik 12,900 protected area overlaps with site 11,000  
Petrovskie sosny Nature Monument 53 protected area contained by site 53  
Reka Dymka Nature Monument 4,740 protected area overlaps with site 0  
Spasskie kljuchi Nature Monument 1 protected area contained by site 1  
Tatarsko-Dymskaya polyana Nature Monument 2 protected area contained by site 2  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  40%
Shrubland   1%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  11%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams  1%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Ruderal land  46%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 40%
rangeland/pastureland 10%
forestry 40%
hunting 100%
urban/industrial/transport 1%
urban/industrial/transport 1%
nature conservation and research 70%
Notes: all small SPAs overlaps fully with largest one

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: Rychkovskaya forest-steppe. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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