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Location Russia (European), Tver region
Central coordinates 32o 27.13' East  55o 49.25' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 4,750 ha
Altitude 100 - 150m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Site description Raised bog and forest located on the watershed of two tributaries of Mezha river: Shesnitsa and Chichatka rivers.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1990  1,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Boloto Budnitskiy mokh Zakaznik 1,060 protected area contained by site 1,060  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   30%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  70%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 50%

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 V.I.Nikolaev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Budnyanski mire. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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