Stepnovski saltmarshes

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
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC breeding 1998 3 breeding pairs A3
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius CR breeding 1998 5 breeding pairs A3, A4i, B1i, B2
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni NT breeding 1998 28 breeding pairs A1, A3, B2
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT breeding 1998 17 breeding pairs A1, A3, B2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1998 8 breeding pairs B2

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 low favourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Anthropoides virgo Demoiselle Crane 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Tetrax tetrax Little Bustard 12 12 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Otis tarda Great Bustard 7 7 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Glareola nordmanni Black-winged Pratincole 30 28 breeding pairs 94 favourable

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 Some limited conservation initiatives are in place negligible
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Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Stepnovskaya school 2007
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stepnovski saltmarshes. Downloaded from on 29/09/2022.