|Central coordinates||28o 21.00' East 54o 38.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2|
|Altitude||157 - 226m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2005|
Site description Berezinski reserve is the largest complex of pine forests mixed with bogs and fens, as well as river floodplains. Water has a special role and place in the condition and structure of the reserve, represented by the Berezina, smaller rivers and streams, canals, oxbows, floodplain water reservoirs, lakes. There are 69 rivers and streams on the territory of the reserve, the largest being the Berezina. All lakes of the reserve are eutrophic and are getting rapidly overgrown with vegetation.
Key Biodiversity The fauna list of the Berezinski reserve includes 230 bird species, including 179 breeding species. These are mainly forest and wetland species, to a lesser extent these are species affiliated with open spaces and dwellings. 56 National Red Data Book bird species have been recorded on the territory of the reserve.
Non-bird biodiversity: The flora of the reserve currently includes more than 2,000 plant species. Whereas the shares of cold-resisting plants and thermophytes are approximately equal for the whole Belarus (the latter slightly dominating), the Berezinski reserve on the other hand is characterized by domination of cold-resisting plant species. Three new for Belarus plant species have been identified on the territory of the reserve: Omalotheca supina (is located here far beyond its southern range boundary), Carex paupercula, Cystopteris sudetica (an isolated population of this relict species is found in the reserve). 37 plant species are listed in the National Red Data Book of Belarus. 56 mammal species occur on the territory of the reserve, including 8 National Red Data Book species: European Bison Bison bonasus, Brown Bear Ursus arctos, Badger Meles meles, Lynx Felis linx, Myotis dasicneme, Lesser Noctule Nyctalus leisleri, Vespertilio nillsoni, Garden Dormouse Eliomus quercinus.6 reptile and 11 amphibian species have been recorded on the territory of the reserve. One species - Running Toad Bufo calamita is listed in the National Red Data Book.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix||resident||1990||200-300 breeding pairs||medium||B2||Least Concern|
|Black Stork Ciconia nigra||breeding||1990||12-16 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga||breeding||2001||6 breeding pairs||good||A1||Vulnerable|
|Circaetus gallicus||breeding||2004||4-5 breeding pairs||good||B2||Not Recognised|
|Common Crane Grus grus||breeding||1990||30-35 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|Great Snipe Gallinago media||breeding||1990||20-30 breeding pairs||medium||A1||Near Threatened|
|Black Tern Chlidonias niger||breeding||2004||100-150 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|European Roller Coracias garrulus||breeding||2004||10-20 breeding pairs||medium||B2||Near Threatened|
|Osprey Pandion haliaetus||breeding||2001||8-11 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|2006||not assessed||not assessed||not assessed|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Berezinskiy||State Nature Reserve||81,023||protected area contained by site||81,023|
|Berezinskiy State Biosphere Reserve||Biogenetic Reserves||81,023||protected area contained by site||81,023|
|Berezinskiy Zapovednik||UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve||113,929||protected area contains site||84,622|
|Berezinsky||European Diploma Type 'A'||22,161||protected area contained by site||22,161|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest; Native coniferous woodland||49%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs||46%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||80%|
Protection status National Conservation Status: State Reserve (zapovednik) was established in 1925 International Conservation Status: Biosphere reserve was established in 1979. In 1993 the Council of Europe included the site into the network of biogenetic reserves. In 1995 the site received the Council of Europe's Diploma. IBA was established here in 1998 (code - BY005, criteria Â2, ÂÊ). It is a potential Ramsar site (criterion 1, 2).
References A.Kozulin, L.Vergeichik, M.Nikiforov and others. Treasures of Belarusian nature.- Minsk, 2002. -160 p.
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