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Location Russia (European), Rostov region
Central coordinates 40o 35.00' East  48o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 20,000 ha
Altitude 112 - 168m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1998-1999  30-50 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1999  4-5 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1998-1999  100-120 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Severodonetskiy Zakaznik 20,308 protected area overlaps with site 19,900  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  10%
Shrubland   3%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  24%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land; Urban parks and gardens  58%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 25%
rangeland/pastureland 10%
forestry 8%
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 1%
urban/industrial/transport 3%
nature conservation and research 95%

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Severo-donetskaya. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2014

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