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Location Ukraine, Donetsk
Central coordinates 37o 18.00' East  47o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2
Area 4,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 3m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A sandy peninsula in the Sea of Azov, near the village of Belosarayskaya Kosa, Yalta.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1994  20-80 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis breeding  1994  500-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1994  600-2,000 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bilosaraiska Bay and Bilosaraiska Spit Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 2,000 protected area contained by site 2,000  
Meotida Regional Park 14,352 protected area overlaps with site 616  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Salt marshes; 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 -
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International High2,000 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Bilosaraiska Bay and Bilosaraiska Spit, 2,000 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bilosarajs'ka peninsula. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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