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Location Russia (European), Lipetsk region
Central coordinates 39o 28.20' East  52o 15.88' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 21,115 ha
Altitude 97 - 132m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Forested banks of the Voronezh river, traversed by many small rivers.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  30-60 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kolodetski Zoological Zakaznik Zakaznik 10,000 protected area contained by site 10,000  
Pervomaiskiy Zakaznik 1,743 protected area contained by site 1,743  

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

Name Year formed
Caretakers of Kulikovski Les 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  85%
Grassland Humid grasslands  5%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing freshwater  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
forestry 93%
nature conservation and research 100%
tourism/recreation 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.S.Sarychev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kulikovski forest. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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