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Location Russia (European), Lipetsk region,Voronezh region
Central coordinates 39o 36.63' East  51o 56.70' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 31,053 ha
Altitude 90 - 169m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Large areas of pine forest, located on the border of Lipetsk and Voronezh regions near Usman.

Key Biodiversity In total about 125 species breed in the area.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  1996  1-2 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1996  1-2 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1996  3-5 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  100-130 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Voronezhskiy Zapovednik UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 38,783 protected area contains site 31,053  
Voronezhsky Zapovednik 31,100 is identical to site 31,053  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  94%
Grassland Humid grasslands  2%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams  3%
Artificial - terrestrial   2%

Land use

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

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 P.D.Vengerov, A.D.Numerov

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

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