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Location Russia (European), Tambov region
Central coordinates 41o 45.25' East  53o 6.38' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2
Area 134,845 ha
Altitude 105 - 165m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description The largest forest in central Tambov region.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1996  1-3,000 individuals  poor  B1i  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  1996  3 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Vulnerable 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1996  2-3 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  400-500 breeding pairs  poor  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  1996  100-150 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  90%
Grassland Humid grasslands  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 100%
hunting 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 G.P.Vorobiev

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tsninski Forest. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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