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Location Russia (European), Saratov region
Central coordinates 48o 28.37' East  50o 24.08' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 7,830 ha
Altitude 40 m
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  1996-1998  12-30 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1985-1998  50,000-70,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni breeding  1998  13-16 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1995-1998  40,000-50,000 individuals  good  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 80%
other 20%
Notes: haylands on natural humid grasslands

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: Steppes in the vicinity of Kanavka village. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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