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Location Belarus, Brest
Central coordinates 26o 36.00' East  51o 51.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 12,514 ha
Altitude 135 - 145m
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
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix breeding  2003  250 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Circaetus gallicus breeding  2003  15 breeding pairs  good  B2  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Morochno Zakaznik 3,674 protected area contained by site 3,674  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  27%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  72%
Artificial - terrestrial   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 27%
other major
Notes: collection of berries and mushrooms. A traditional activity of local people is to collect cranberries growing abundantly on the Morochno Mire.
hunting minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Balota Maročna. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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