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Location Ukraine, Cherkasu
Central coordinates 31o 28.00' East  49o 46.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i
Area 2,027 ha
Altitude 91 - 244m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description Semi-natural deciduous forest on the hills bordering the Dnepr valley near Kanev town. Some parts of the River Dnepr remain unfrozen in winter due to warm-water discharge from a power- station.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Goosander Mergus merganser winter  1997  50-500 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla passage  1997  5-20 individuals  medium  A1  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla winter  1996  4-16 individuals  good  A1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kanev Zapovednik 2,049 protected area contains site 2,027  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  70%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Sand dunes and beaches; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  30%

Land use

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

Protection status National High International None2,027 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Kanev, 2,049 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kanivs'kyi Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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