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Location Russia (European), Tatarstan Republic
Central coordinates 53o 20.48' East  55o 33.15' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 37,915 ha
Altitude 62 - 220m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1999  100 individuals  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1999  1,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  1999  2-3 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1999  150-200 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1999  500 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Reka Ik Nature Monument 25,112 protected area overlaps with site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  6%
Grassland Humid grasslands  50%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  4%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  40%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 40%
rangeland/pastureland 40%
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -

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: Downstream of Ik river. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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