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Location Russia (European), Tatarstan Republic
Central coordinates 50o 11.10' East  56o 17.32' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 71,510 ha
Altitude 82 - 200m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1998  800-900 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1998  1,000-2,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla passage  1999  15 individuals  good  A1  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1998  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca passage  1999  20-25 individuals  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1998  100-120 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Baltasinski Zakaznik 3,452 protected area contained by site 3,452  
Reka Shoshma Nature Monument 6,260 protected area overlaps with site 3,452  
Surnarskiy Zakaznik 14,400 protected area contained by site 14,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  25%
Shrubland   2%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  3%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams  2%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  66%
Unknown   2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 62%
forestry 27%
rangeland/pastureland minor
nature conservation and research 29%

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: Watershed of Kazanka and Shoshma rivers. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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