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Location Belarus, Vitebsk
Central coordinates 27o 29.00' East  55o 38.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 6,364 ha
Altitude 139 - 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
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  2004  3,000-3,500 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2004  2,500-3,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  2004  250-300 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  2004  2 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2004  500-700 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Mokh Nature Sanctuary or Partial Reserve (Local) 353 protected area contained by site 4,840  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  29%
Shrubland Scrub  2%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  30%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  39%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 28%
forestry 29%
hunting major
other major
Notes: collection of berries and mushrooms

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