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Location Russia (European), Tver region
Central coordinates 36o 32.65' East  57o 2.42' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 48,670 ha
Altitude 100 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Large bog, partly pristine [?] and partly destroyed by the peat-mining industry.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1995  1,000-2,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1995  500-1,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Boloto Orshinskiy mokh Zakaznik 67,685 protected area overlaps with site 30,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  100%
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 100%
tourism/recreation 20%
urban/industrial/transport 20%

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Orshinski marshes. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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