Sostinskiye lakes

Country/territory: Russia (European)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2 (2007)
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Area: 59,345 ha

Site description
The largest native lake system in Kalmykiya Republic, which are very important for fisheries industry. Most of the lakes are saltwater, but the artificial freshwater are going from Chograiskoye reservoir. This fact causes that part of lakes are almost fresh naw.

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 Areas factsheet: Sostinskiye lakes. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.