Tsimlyanskiye sands

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT breeding 1998 100-300 individuals A1, B2
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1998 50-150 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 1998 10-50 breeding pairs B2
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding 1998 10-30 breeding pairs B2
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC resident 1998 25-35 breeding pairs A1, B2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tsimlyansky Zakaznik (Federal) 45,000 protected area overlaps with site 45,674

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Caretakers of Tsimlyanskiye sands 2002
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tsimlyanskiye sands. Downloaded from on 02/08/2021.