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Location Russia (Asian), Chita
Central coordinates 115o 16.62' East  50o 18.63' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Area 209,810 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2013

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Daurian Partridge Perdix dauurica breeding  2012  1,300-1,750 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid breeding  2012  6-7 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  2012  3-7 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Endangered 
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis breeding  2012  3-4 breeding pairs  good  A3  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2012  20-30 females only  good  A1, A3  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda passage  1990-2012  40-220 individuals  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus non-breeding  2012  7 individuals  good  A1  Critically Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio breeding  2012  16 breeding pairs  good  A1, A3  Vulnerable 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio passage  1990-2012  10-220 individuals  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo passage  1990-2012  300-23,000 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha passage  2012  110-120 individuals  good  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Mongolian Lark Melanocorypha mongolica breeding  2012  1,300-1,750 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii breeding  2012  3,800-4,150 breeding pairs  good  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola breeding  2013  32-56 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Endangered 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1990-2011  5,000-120,000 individuals  good  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dolina Dzerena Zakaznik (Federal) 213,000 protected area overlaps with site 1,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppe  80%
Artificial - terrestrial Abandoned farmland, disturbed ground; Arable land  5%
Wetlands (inland)   10%
Shrubland   5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 45%
not utilised 50%
nature conservation and research 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).

References O.A.Goroshko

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