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Location Russia (European), Saratov region,Tambov region,Voronezh region
Central coordinates 42o 31.00' East  51o 39.87' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 24,060 ha
Altitude 110 - 160m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Area are characterised by rather flat depression limited by three rivers: Voronezh, Pal'noi Voronezh and Matyra. Area located on the boundaries of three regions of central European Russia and as a result is relatively undeveloped as well as difficult to reach.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1997  5,000-6,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1997  4,000-5,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1997  800-1,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1997  800-1,000 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  1997  10 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  150-200 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Wooded steppe  10%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  70%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
forestry 10%
hunting 90%
urban/industrial/transport 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, A.N.Antonchikov, A.V.Belyachenko

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Vorono-Khoperski area. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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