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Volga Delta


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
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding 1988 1,315-4,050 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC breeding 1988 4,640-5,250 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT breeding 1996 175 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1995 30,000 individuals A4iii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1995 56,800 breeding pairs A4iii
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1995 7,000,000-10,000,000 individuals A4iii

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Volga Delta Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 800,000 is identical to site 800,000
Staroigolkinskiy Nature Monument 6 protected area overlaps with site 0
Khazovskiy Nature Monument 6 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kalininskiy Nerestovyi Massiv Nature Monument 3,416 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gandurinskiy Nature Monument 5 protected area overlaps with site 0
Estakadnyi Nerestovyi Massiv Nature Monument 300 protected area overlaps with site 0
Astrakhansky (Buffer Zone) Buffer Zone (adjacent to Zapovednik) 18,010 protected area contained by site 18,010
Astrakhansky Zapovednik 66,816 protected area contained by site 66,816
Astrakhanskiy UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 97,816 protected area contained by site 66,816

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation, Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Sand dunes & beaches, Mud flats & sand flats, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Volga Delta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/09/2022.