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Location Russia (European), Tambov region
Central coordinates 40o 20.00' East  52o 44.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 48,000 ha
Altitude 121 - 162m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description A large flat depression surrounded by rivers Vorona, Palnoi Voronezh and Matyra. There are about 20 small swamps with total area upto 1000 ha. Used as extensive agricultural land.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1997  5,000-7,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1997  4,000-5,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1997  1,500-2,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  250-300 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1997  500-600 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Wooded steppe  10%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  30%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  70%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
forestry 10%
hunting 90%
tourism/recreation 10%

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 M.M.Zabelin

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zavoronezhski area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/10/2014

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