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Location Russia (European), Nizhni Novgorod region
Central coordinates 44o 52.08' East  54o 36.02' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i
Area 13,175 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  2004  6,000-10,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2004  40-50 breeding pairs  unknown  A1  Least Concern 

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

Name Year formed
Youth department of Pochinkovo hunters union 2005
Pochinky education center 2005
Pochinky department of hunting control 2005
Students NGO "Springs" 2005


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   10%
Wetlands (inland)   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
rangeland/pastureland 85%
not utilised 3%
urban/industrial/transport 2%

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: Floodplain of Rudnya river and surroundings. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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