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Location Russia (European), Moscow region
Central coordinates 37o 59.40' East  56o 40.97' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 55,185 ha
Altitude 125 - 167m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the north of the Moscow region.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2007  5,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  1998  3-8 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1995  100-150 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2006-2008  1,213-1,600 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  2005-2008  20 breeding pairs  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bol'shoe i Maloe Tugolyanskie ozera i prilegajuschiy bolotnyi massiv Zakaznik 2,000 protected area contained by site 2,000  
Dubnenskaya koloniya serykh tsapel' Nature Monument 5 protected area contained by site 5  
Dubnenskiy levoberezhnyi Zakaznik 1,300 protected area contained by site 1,300  
Kompleks syrykh lesov i lesnykh bolot Zakaznik 850 protected area contained by site 850  
Kostantinovskiy chernool'shanik Zakaznik 900 protected area contained by site 900  
Perekhodnoe boloto v Torgoshinskom lesnitchestveve i prilegajuschie lesa Zakaznik 1,965 protected area contained by site 1,965  
Zabolotskiy Zakaznik 3,000 protected area contained by site 3,000  
Zhuravlinaya rodina Zakaznik 11,000 protected area overlaps with site 11,000  

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

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Zhuravlinaya Rodina 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  50%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  12%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  49%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  38%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 48%
forestry 50%
hunting 100%
nature conservation and research 53%
urban/industrial/transport 2%

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 V.A.Zubakin, A. L. Mischenko, T.V.Sviridova

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Homeland of the Crane (Dubna marshes and adjacent areas). Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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