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Location Russia (European), Yaroslavl' region
Central coordinates 39o 38.63' East  57o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 15,285 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.

Key Biodiversity Also other waterfowl were migrating on area, but in low number. In total - approximatly 2500 individuals (all data are concerning only one day of observation)

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 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Flood-plain of Kotorosl' and Ust'e rivers. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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