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Location Ukraine, Kherson
Central coordinates 32o 19.00' East  46o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 26,000 ha
Altitude 2 - 7m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description The delta of the River Dnepr, with numerous small islands of flood-plain forest and large reedbeds, near the town of Golaya Pristan.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1996  7,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser breeding  1996  150 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1996  5,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor breeding  1996  150 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor passage  1996  8,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos passage  1992  30,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula passage  1996  16-340 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus breeding  1996  8-253 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  1992  450 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides breeding  1996  15-118 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea breeding  1992  1,800 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  1996  60 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba breeding  1992  350-700 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo breeding  1992  3,000-4,500 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo passage  1992  10,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Coot Fulica atra passage  1992  90,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1996  120-700 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1992  100,000-499,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dnipro River Delta Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 26,000 protected area contains site 26,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  5%
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International High26,000 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Dnipro River delta, 26,000 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dnipro delta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2014

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