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Location Russia (European), Bryansk region
Central coordinates 33o 37.47' East  52o 29.33' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 17,060 ha
Altitude 127 - 134m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description A system of numerous ox-bow lakes along the very wet river Desna floodplain, which is tending to get wetter.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1996  500-15,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  200 breeding pairs  poor  A1  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  1996  100-150 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1996  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Desnyansko-Zherinskiy Zakaznik 10 protected area overlaps with site 10  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  5%
Grassland Humid grasslands  68%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  23%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 34%
hunting 96%
not utilised 17%
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 S.M.Kosenko

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Desna flood-plain near Trubchevsk. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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