|Central coordinates||28o 3.00' East 55o 0.00' North|
|Altitude||170 - 182m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2005|
Ornithological information A total of 140 bird species breed on the IBA, of which 24 are listed in the National Red Data Book.
Site description The site is a mosaic of wood, mire, meadow, wetland and forest. It also includes large natural water bodies belonging to the Upper Berezina river catchment.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Black Stork Ciconia nigra||breeding||2004||10 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|Osprey Pandion haliaetus||breeding||1993||6-8 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Galubitskaya Puschcha||Nature Sanctuary or Partial Reserve (Local)||6,734||protected area contains site||20,452|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Native coniferous woodland||70%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Raised bogs; Standing freshwater||18%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||20%|
Other biodiversity Rare and disappearing flora includes nine plant species and one mushroom species listed in the National Red Data Book. Brown Bear Ursus arctos, Badger Meles meles, and Lynx Felis linx, also listed in the National Red Data Book, breed.
Management considerations Pollution The main source of pollution is the town of Dokshitsy, which does not have municipal purification facilities. Drainage Construction of new drainage facilities on areas adjacent to the IBA is not planned for the near future. The existing drainage systems, however, disrupt the hydrological regime and the ecological condition of the site and the region in general. Peat extraction The main factor that is causing the ecological situation in the region to deteriorate is peat extraction, carried out for more than 30 years. There are plans to extend peat extraction to the whole of the IBA. In this case, Golubitskaia Pushcha will lose its value, the hydrological regime of the Berezina river will be disrupted, and the Berezinski Biosphere Reserve will be impacted.
Protection status National Conservation Status: A national hydrological zakaznik is planned to be established in 2002 by extending the borders of the existing zakaznik.International Conservation Status: An IBA was established in 1998. In 2001 the borders of the IBA were adjusted to account for the extension of the zakaznik (code BY004, criterion Â2).Potential Ramsar site (criterion 1).
References A.Kozulin, L.Vergeichik, M.Nikiforov and others. Treasures of Belarusian nature.- Minsk, 2002. -160 p.
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