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Location Russia (European), Yaroslavl' region
Central coordinates 39o 40.00' East  57o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 4,200 ha
Altitude 165 - 174m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description Wet forested area along the valley of Kotorosl' river located to the south-west from Gavrilov-Yam town.

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  43 individuals  A1  Vulnerable 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1997  15,108 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  15%
Shrubland Scrub  30%
Grassland Humid grasslands  15%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  30%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 100%
nature conservation and research 100%
tourism/recreation 20%
urban/industrial/transport 5%

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 S.V.Golubev, A.A.Rusinov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Flood-plain of Kotorosl' and Ust'e rivers. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/08/2014

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