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Location Russia (European), Tatarstan Republic
Central coordinates 52o 37.92' East  54o 45.22' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2, B3
Area 16,740 ha
Altitude 108 - 314m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1999  1,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1999  3 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris breeding  1999  1,200 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia breeding  1999  2,500 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana breeding  1999  400 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Karabashskaya gora Nature Monument 50 protected area contained by site 50  
Reka Stepnoi Zai Nature Monument 10,887 protected area overlaps with site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Wooded steppe  43%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  12%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  3%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  40%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 39%
rangeland/pastureland 10%
forestry -
Notes: 30-40%
fisheries/aquaculture 2%

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: Karabash-Kudashskaya forest-steppe. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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