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Location Russia (European), Leningrad region,Novgorod region
Central coordinates 30o 53.73' East  58o 52.78' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 49,910 ha
Altitude 53 - 77m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description A huge marsh with different type of swamps, partly destroyed by peat-mining industry.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1997  14 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1997  2,000-2,500 individuals  poor  B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  18-25 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  30%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  69%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 99%

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 I.V.Il'inskiy, V.G.Pchelintsev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Sources of the River Luga. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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