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Location Belarus, Brest
Central coordinates 26o 5.00' East  51o 56.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B3
Area 10,335 ha
Altitude 141 - 143m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Akhova Ptushak Belarusi

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2003  520-1,020 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Little Crake Zapornia parva breeding  2003  300-500 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  2003  1,500-4,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides breeding  2003  650-1,500 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola breeding  2003  1-50 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Prostyr Nature Sanctuary or Partial Reserve 3,440 protected area contained by site 3,440  
Prostyr Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 9,500 protected area contained by site 9,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  5%
Shrubland Scrub  25%
Grassland Humid grasslands  40%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
fisheries/aquaculture 2%
Notes: Rivers are used mainly for amateur fishing.
not utilised 78%
hunting major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Prostyr. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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