Karabash-Kudashskaya forest-steppe

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1999 1,000 individuals B1i
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU breeding 1999 3 breeding pairs A1
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris LC breeding 1999 1,200 breeding pairs B3
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia LC breeding 1999 2,500 breeding pairs B3
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC breeding 1999 400 breeding pairs 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)
Reka Stepnoi Zai Nature Monument 10,887 protected area overlaps with site 0
Karabashskaya gora Nature Monument 50 protected area contained by site 50


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest, Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Wooded steppe -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs, Rivers and streams, Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
forestry -
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karabash-Kudashskaya forest-steppe. Downloaded from on 27/03/2023.