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Location Belarus, Vitebsk
Central coordinates 29o 25.00' East  55o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3
Area 9,483 ha
Altitude 140 - 163m
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 Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2004  10-15 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  2004  15-20 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  2004  20-30 males only  good  A1  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  58%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Grassland Humid grasslands  2%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Sand dunes and beaches; Standing freshwater  33%
Artificial - terrestrial   2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 93%
fisheries/aquaculture 7%
hunting major
other minor
Notes: collection of berries and mushrooms

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dražbitka-Svina. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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