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Location Russia (European), Nizhni Novgorod region
Central coordinates 45o 37.57' East  56o 50.62' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 45,490 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Key Biodiversity Important area for Common Cranes prepassage gathering.Nesting Haematopus ostralegus, Haliaetus albicilla, Lanius excubitor.

Non-bird biodiversity: Vipera berus.Dactylorzina traunsteineri, Salix lapponicum, S.myrtilloides, Carex pauciflora, Oxycoccus microcarpus

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Crane Grus grus winter  2004  100-500 individuals  unknown  B1i  Least Concern 

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

Name Year formed
Scauts of organisation "Bekas" 2005
Administration of SPAs in Voskresensky district 2005
Youth ethno-cultural center "Kitezh" 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  60%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  -
Grassland   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
agriculture 40%
urban/industrial/transport 2%
nature conservation and research major
Notes: much less than 1%

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Forests, bogs and gathering of the Common Cranes near Voskresenskoye village. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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