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Location Russia (European), Ryazan' region
Central coordinates 40o 44.38' East  54o 23.27' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 24,830 ha
Altitude 90 - 115m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Large meadows located in one of the widest parts of the Oka river floodplain, used for agriculture (mainly for hay).

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  15,000-20,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1996  1,000-1,500 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  80-120 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria passage  1996  8,000-10,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1996  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Oka and Pra River Floodplains Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 161,542 protected area contains site 22,000  

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

Name Year formed
Caretakers of Shilovskaya poima Oki 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  54%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  8%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  25%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
hunting 80%

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 E.A.Goryunov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Shilovo flood-plain of Oka river. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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