Lake Manych-Gudilo

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i (2007)
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Area: 84,800 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2006 high near favourable low
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Site description (baseline)
The IBA is found in the deep depression located on the boundary of Stavropol region and Kalmykiya Republic.

Key biodiversity
Large numbers of waterfowl, including hundreds of thousands of geese and ducks, pass through the area (at night).All available data relates to the parts of the IBA falling within the Kalmyk Republic and Stavropol region. It is possible that another IBA will be identifed in the future covering the western part of the Manych lake system (Rostov region).

The map polygon is provided courtesy of the Spatial Database on Important Bird Areas of Russia 2014 (© Russian Bird Conservation Union, © Transparent World).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lake Manych-Gudilo. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.