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Location Russia (European), Smolensk region
Central coordinates 31o 45.03' East  55o 5.20' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 17,270 ha
Altitude 162 - 195m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1998  10-150 males only  medium  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  80%
Shrubland Scrub  minor
Grassland Humid grasslands  minor
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  40%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  7%
Artificial - aquatic   8%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 75%
fisheries/aquaculture 8%
hunting 100%
not utilised 10%
urban/industrial/transport minor

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Sokolino-Kasplyanskaya area. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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