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Location Russia (European), Voronezh region
Central coordinates 41o 44.30' East  51o 13.08' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 16,178 ha
Altitude 104 - 150m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Alluvial forest and meadows along the most unspoilt part of Khoper valley, with little disturbance from human activity.

Key Biodiversity In total about 100 species are breeding in Zapovednik.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla resident  1996  3-5 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca winter  1994  10 individuals  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  30 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Khopersky Zapovednik 16,178 is identical to site 16,178  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  84%
Grassland Humid grasslands  4%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
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 I.I.Vorobiev, A.A.Zolotarev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Khoper Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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