|Location||Russia (European), Moscow region,Ryazan' region,Vladimir region|
|Central coordinates||40o 10.00' East 55o 15.00' North|
|Altitude||105 - 130m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Site description The IBA is located at the boundary of three regions in central Russia: Moscow, Vladimir and Ryazan'.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Corncrake Crex crex||breeding||1996||100-150 breeding pairs||poor||A1||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Cherustinskiy les||Zakaznik||21,700||protected area overlaps with site||1,000|
|Meschora||National Park||118,800||protected area overlaps with site||11,000|
|Meschorsky||National Park||103,000||protected area overlaps with site||5,000|
|Ozera Imles i Dubovoe s zabolochennymi beregami||Zakaznik||2,100||protected area contained by site||2,100|
Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.
|Caretaker of Tsentral'no-Meshcherskaya ozernaya sistema||2005|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest||25%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||64%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes||8%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).
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References G.S.Eremkin, T.V.Sviridova
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Central Meshchera lake system. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/09/2014
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