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Location Russia (European), Mordovia Republic
Central coordinates 43o 20.12' East  54o 49.58' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 51,470 ha
Altitude 98 - 191m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Broadleaved forests dissected by river valleys.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1996  1-2 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  1996  2 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  25-52 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Mordovsky Buffer Zone - Zapovednik 19,322 protected area contained by site 19,322  
Mordovsky Zapovednik 32,148 protected area contained by site 32,148  

Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Administration of Mordovski Zapovednik 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 6%
nature conservation and research 100%

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 G.F.Grishutkin

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Mordovian P. G. Smidovich Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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