|Central coordinates||47o 3.00' East 40o 44.00' North|
|Altitude||0 - 100m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description The reservoir was created in 1956-1957, thereby flooding tugai forests in the Kura river basin. Reedbeds have grown up along the western and eastern shores and there is also some Tamarix on islands. The reservoir water is used for various purposes; there are fish-ponds, and hunting takes place in autumn and winter.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus||resident||-||40-50 breeding pairs||-||A1||Least Concern|
Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.
|info avialable at AOS||2004|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||100%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Varvara Reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2013
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