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Location Russia (European), Mordovia Republic
Central coordinates 43o 33.72' East  54o 39.22' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 32,655 ha
Altitude 105 - 165m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Moksha valley floodplains with many old meanders and meadows, located to the east of Temnikov town.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1996  3,000-5,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1996  200-300 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1996  500-1,000 individuals  poor  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  150-200 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1996  120-130 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  20%
Shrubland Scrub  10%
Grassland Humid grasslands  25%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  35%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 73%
forestry 20%
hunting 95%
urban/industrial/transport 7%

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 A.S.Lapshin, E.V.Lysenkov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Moksha valley in vicinity of Temnikov. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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