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Location Russia (European), Vologda region
Central coordinates 38o 58.73' East  60o 27.57' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 190,805 ha
Altitude 120 - 150m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  1998  4-7 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1998  25-30 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  1998  20-25 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Near Threatened 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia breeding  1998  30 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa breeding  1998  3 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus breeding  1998  5 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla breeding  1998  100-200 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica breeding  1998  50-150 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Charozerskiy Zakaznik 98,600 protected area contained by site 98,600  
Russkiy Sever National Park 166,400 protected area overlaps with site 5,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  50%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  50%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 17%
forestry 85%
hunting 50%
not utilised 40%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

References V.T.Butiev, A.V.Kuznetsov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Vicinity of the Vozhe lake and Charonda marshes. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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