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Aginskiye lakes


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2013 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Daurian Partridge Perdix dauurica LC breeding 2012 1,200-1,650 breeding pairs A3
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid EN breeding 2012 4-5 breeding pairs A1
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid EN passage 2012 600-800 individuals A1, A4i
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus CR non-breeding 2012 15-18 individuals A1
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC passage 1995-2011 1,000-8,000 individuals A4i
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC breeding 2012 400-500 breeding pairs A3, A4i
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU breeding 1997-2012 1-7 breeding pairs A1, A3
Hooded Crane Grus monacha VU non-breeding 1997-2012 100-500 individuals A1, A4i
Great Bustard Otis tarda EN breeding 2012 30-50 females A1, A3
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis EN breeding 2012 3-5 breeding pairs A3
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug EN breeding 2012 3 breeding pairs A1
Mongolian Lark Melanocorypha mongolica LC breeding 2012 2,300-3,400 breeding pairs A3
Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii LC breeding 2012 4,200-5,500 breeding pairs A3
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola CR breeding 2013 18-26 breeding pairs A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1995-2012 5,000-90,000 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2013).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Urochische Maly Bator Nature Monument 5 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sosnovy bor Tsyrik-Narasun (sosnovyje vojska) Nature Monument 15,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ozero Gorbunka Nature Monument 10 protected area overlaps with site 0
Granitny ostanets Kamen'-kotel Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Coobschestvo stepnyh i polupustynnyh rasteniy v padi Delberhej Nature Monument 2 protected area overlaps with site 0
Coobschestvo polupustynnyh rasteniy u oz. Nozhiy Nature Monument 2,836 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chindantskoe paleontologicheskoe obnazhenie Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Budulanskiy Meteorit Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Budalanskiy meteorit Nature Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Aginskaya step Zakaznik 45,762 protected area contained by site 45,762

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppe -
Artificial/Terrestrial Abandoned farmland, disturbed ground, Arable land -
Wetlands (inland) Riverine floodplains, Saline lakes -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Aginskiye lakes. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/aginskiye-lakes-iba-russia-(asian) on 28/02/2024.