Floodplain of the Terek river near Staroshchedrinskaya

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1981-1997 500-700 individuals B1i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1981-1997 2,000-4,000 individuals B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1981-1997 6,000-8,000 individuals B1i
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 2006 57 breeding pairs A1
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC passage 1981-1997 3,000-5,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1981-1997 4,000-8,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT breeding 1981-1997 5-20 breeding pairs A1
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1981-1997 7,000-13,000 individuals B1iv

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)
2006 medium near favourable low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information -

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 small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather drought 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
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Parabochevskiy Zakaznik 12,000 unknown 12,000
Bragunskiy Zakaznik 17,000 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Floodplain of the Terek river near Staroshchedrinskaya. Downloaded from on 11/08/2022.