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Location Russia (European), Karelia Republic
Central coordinates 33o 55.05' East  62o 17.78' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 10,870 ha
Altitude 50 - 150m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description This site, comprising mainly taiga forests, lies in the Suna river basin.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Smew Mergellus albellus breeding  2002  16 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia breeding  2002  2 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa resident  2002  2 breeding pairs  poor  A3  Least Concern 
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla breeding  2002  < 50 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera breeding  2002  < 50 individuals  medium  A3  Least Concern 
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica breeding  2002  110 breeding pairs  medium  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kivach Zapovednik 10,900 is identical to site 10,870  

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

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Zapovednik Kivach 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  89%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  11%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%
water management 5%

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.V.Yakovleva, Khokhlova T.Yu.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kivach Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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