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Location Ukraine, Zakarpatie
Central coordinates 23o 42.00' East  48o 20.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3
Area 12,507 ha
Altitude 200 - 1,400m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description The site comprises two non-adjacent areas˜Chernogorskiy (2,129 ha) and Ugolsko-Shirokoluszhanskiy (10,378 ha)˜in the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve. Natural forest dominates, with streams and subalpine meadows.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Picus canus breeding  1996  90 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  1996  85 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1996  13 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus breeding  1996  260 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Carpathian UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 57,800 protected area contains site 12,507  
Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians World Heritage Site 29,279 protected area overlaps with site 4,551  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%

Protection status National High International High12,507 ha of IBA covered by Biosphere Reserve (Carpathian, 63,245 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Carpathian Biosphere Reserve. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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