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Location Russia (European), Mordovia Republic
Central coordinates 43o 51.15' East  54o 16.15' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3
Area 58,290 ha
Altitude 116 - 187m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Site description A wet river floodplain including areas of forest and meadows, and many ox-bow lakes [old river beds].

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1998  3,000-10,000 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1998  5,000-15,000 individuals  poor  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1998  350-550 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1998  500-1,000 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1998  100-200 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1998  200-300 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Linnet Carduelis cannabina breeding  1998  3,000-5,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Krasnoslobodskiy Zakaznik 6,500 protected area contained by site 6,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  15%
Shrubland Scrub  10%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  25%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  25%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
forestry 60%
nature conservation and research 13%
not utilised 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 A.S.Lapshin, E.V.Lysenkov

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Moksha flood-plain in vicinity of Krasnoslobodsk. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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