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Location Russia (European), Smolensk region
Central coordinates 31o 55.53' East  55o 32.53' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 146,237 ha
Altitude 180 m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Site description Largest in the Smolensk region system of forested and open bogs with a number of lakes. Bogs surrounded by agricultural lands.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  1997  1-2 breeding pairs  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  50-60 breeding pairs  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Smolenskoye Poozer'e National Park 146,200 protected area contained by site 146,161  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  90%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  6%
Unknown   4%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 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 S.M.Volkov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Smolenskoye Poozer'ye. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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