Delta of the Kuban' river

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
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC passage 2007 600-800 individuals B1i
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC breeding 1996-2006 150-200 breeding pairs B1i
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT passage 2007 50-100 individuals A1
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus LC passage 2007 650-800 individuals A4i, B1i
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC passage 2006 750-1,200 individuals A4i, B1i
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 1999-2006 300-350 breeding pairs B1i
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC passage 2006 1,500-1,750 individuals B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 2007 28,500-35,200 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 high unfavourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining oil and gas drilling happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (agricultural use) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Priazovsky Zakaznik (Federal) 42,200 protected area contained by site 42,200
Kuban Delta: Group of limans between rivers Kuban & Protoka Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 88,400 protected area overlaps with site 88,400


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs, Mud flats and sand flats, Rivers and streams, Shingle or stony beaches, Standing brackish and salt water, Standing freshwater -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
military -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
energy production and mining -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Delta of the Kuban' river. Downloaded from on 06/10/2022.