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Location Russia (European), Kaliningrad region
Central coordinates 22o 25.67' East  55o 0.92' North
IBA criteria B3
Area 22,425 ha
Altitude 0 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description Area is located in one of the most developed regions of Russia.

Key Biodiversity This is the only breeding locality known for Milvus milvus in Russia. The best site for breeding raptors in Kaliningrad (3-5 pairs in total).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red Kite Milvus milvus breeding  1999  1-2 breeding pairs  good  B3  Near Threatened 

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

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Nemansky Les 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  87%
Grassland   12%
Wetlands (inland)   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 12%
forestry 30%
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 10%

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.V.Grishanov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Nemanski forest. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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