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Location Russia (European), Moscow region,Tver region
Central coordinates 35o 29.27' East  56o 17.92' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 27,420 ha
Altitude 150 - 182m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Forested area with a number of bogs and fens surrounded by agricultural lands, which are used by cranes as feeding places.

Key Biodiversity In 1995 not all area were covered by counting of cranes, so in reallity it very possible that number of the gathering cranes several times more than 1100. Also there is an information that Gallinago media are breeding on area, but no special researches were made.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1995  1,100 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  42%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  54%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 52%
forestry 40%
hunting 95%

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.A.Dylyuk

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lotoshino crane gathering. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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