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Location Russia (European), Saratov region
Central coordinates 47o 0.22' East  52o 28.47' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 84,095 ha
Altitude 72 - 301m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1998  4 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cherkasskiy Zakaznik 16,200 protected area overlaps with site 16,200  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  30%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  65%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 10%
agriculture 50%
forestry 30%
hunting 80%
urban/industrial/transport 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: Cherkaski reserve. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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