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Location Russia (European), Ryazan' region
Central coordinates 40o 4.40' East  54o 33.02' North
IBA criteria A4iii, B1i
Area 12,340 ha
Altitude 89 - 94m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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

Key Biodiversity Up to 25,000 ducks and geese stop over in years of high water levels during spring.

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  10,000-12,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1996  500-800 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
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)  
Oka and Pra River Floodplains Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 161,542 protected area contains site 8,400  

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

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Poima Oki v okrestnostyakh Murmino 2002


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  5%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Grassland Humid grasslands  80%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
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 E.A.Goryunov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Oka valley in vicinity of Murmino. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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