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Location Russia (European), Nizhni Novgorod region
Central coordinates 46o 0.00' East  57o 55.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 21,318 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2007





Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2004  30-40 males only  unknown  A1  Least Concern 

Local conservation groups The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Vetluga middle school 2005
Vetluga hunting control department 2005
Makariev middle school in Vetluga district 2005

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  95%
Wetlands (inland)   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport 5%
forestry major
nature conservation and research 30%

Other biodiversity Vipera berus.Dactylorhiza traunsteineri, Oxycoccus microcarpus, Betula humilis, Salix lapponum, S.myrtilloides, Carex dioica, C. chordorrhiza, Corallorhiza trifida, Epipactis palustris, Rubus arcticus, Lonicera pallasii, Drosera anglica.

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Forests and bogs in the lower reaches of Bol'shaya Kaksha river. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2014

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