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Kulaksay lowland


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 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
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU passage 1997 2,430 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 1997 200-350 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius CR breeding 1997 5 breeding pairs A3
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT breeding 1997 10 breeding pairs A1, A3, B2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 1997 60-100 individuals A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Saragachinskaya lesnaya dacha Nature Monument 145 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kulaksay lowland. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/kulaksay-lowland-iba-russia-(european) on 27/02/2024.