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Location Russia (European), Rostov region
Central coordinates 40o 57.90' East  47o 46.70' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 20,625 ha
Altitude 10 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  1998  5-15 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1998  5-10 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1998  10-50 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  40%
Shrubland   5%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  45%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
rangeland/pastureland 50%
forestry 40%
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 5%

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: Kundryuchenskiye sands. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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