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Location Russia (European), Kaliningrad region
Central coordinates 21o 24.62' East  54o 51.75' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 56,455 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1999  7-9 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1999  200 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Gromovskiy Zakaznik 15,000 protected area contained by site 15,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  85%
Artificial - terrestrial   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 45%
hunting 100%

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 G.V.Grishanov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Polesski Forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014

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