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Location Russia (European), Tver region
Central coordinates 32o 39.03' East  56o 3.12' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 3,610 ha
Altitude 100 - 150m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description A typical area of good quality marsh and bog habitat in the southern part of the taiga zone.

Key Biodiversity Low numbers (mean densities) of birds typically breed in such habitats, but the sustainability of such habitats is of high importance for many bird species.

Non-bird biodiversity: There are a places with nationally and regionally rare plants on marshes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1990  1,000 individuals  poor  B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1990  10-20 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  1990  10-20 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Boloto Stakhovskiy Mokh Zakaznik 10,296 protected area contains site 3,610  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs  80%
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 50%

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.I.Nikolaev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stakhovski marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2014

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