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Location Russia (European), Ryazan' region
Central coordinates 40o 59.00' East  54o 37.02' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 50,265 ha
Altitude 85 - 105m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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

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  B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  200-300 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  1996  150-300 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 
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 30,000  
Ryazanskiy Zakaznik 36,500 protected area overlaps with site 20,000  

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

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Izhevskaya poima Oki 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  5%
Grassland Humid grasslands  70%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  13%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  4%
Unknown   5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 25%
nature conservation and research 67%
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 E.A.Goryunov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Izhevsk flood-plain of Oka river. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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