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Location Ukraine, Crimea
Central coordinates 34o 30.00' East  44o 49.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3
Area 34,563 ha
Altitude 282 - 1,253m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description Mixed mountain forest with rocky areas.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus resident  1982  5-8 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Near Threatened 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1999  1-2 breeding pairs  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus resident  1999  8-12 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex passage  1999  250-300 individuals  unknown  A1  Least Concern 
Strix aluco resident  1967  221 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Krymskoye Regional Zakaznik 42,957 protected area contains site 34,563  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  95%
Coastline   5%

Land use

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

Protection status National High International None34,563 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Crimean, 44,175 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Crimean Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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