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Location Ukraine, Donetsk
Central coordinates 38o 7.00' East  47o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 2,500 ha
Altitude 0 - 2m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A sandy peninsula in the Sea of Azov, near Sedov town, adjacent to steppe and saline meadows.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Charadrius alexandrinus breeding  1994  18-80 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola breeding  1999  82 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus passage  1992  5,000-7,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis breeding  1994  3,000-20,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1994  4,800-12,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo passage  1992  5,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1994  440 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  1999  160 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger passage  1992  2,500 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  1994  20,000-49,999 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kryva Bay and Kryva Spit Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 1,400 protected area contained by site 1,400  
Meotida, Krivokoskiy Liman Regional Zakaznik 14,352 protected area overlaps with site 473  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Sand dunes and beaches; Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International Partial1,400 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Kryva Bay and Kryva Spit, 1,400 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kryva peninsula. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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