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Location Russia (European), Bryansk region
Central coordinates 34o 0.77' East  52o 54.63' North
IBA criteria B3
Area 3,060 ha
Altitude 135 - 142m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description The area contains one of the largest, predominately natural[native], oak-forest tracts in the Bryansk region.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  2005  100-150 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 

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

Name Year formed
Caretakers of Gavan'skiye Dubravy 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  75%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Grassland Humid grasslands  20%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs  50%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 70%
hunting 100%
nature conservation and research 17%
not utilised 10%
tourism/recreation 10%

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: Gavan'skie oak-forest. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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