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Location Russia (European), Ryazan' region
Central coordinates 39o 45.00' East  54o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 12,000 ha
Altitude 98 - 106m
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 and pasture).

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  10,000-15,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1996  500-800 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  40-60 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  1996  60-100 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Near Threatened 

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 12,000  

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

Name Year formed
Caretakers of Solotchinskaya poima Oki 2005

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  5%
Shrubland Scrub  10%
Grassland Humid grasslands  60%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  22%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 35%
forestry 5%
hunting 60%
tourism/recreation 15%

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Solotcha flood-plain of Oka river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/07/2014

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