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Location Ukraine, Chernigov
Central coordinates 30o 42.00' East  50o 55.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3
Area 120,000 ha
Altitude 100 - 122m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description Mixed forests with marshes and streams, between the valleys of the Dnepr and the Desna, near the villages of Khotyanovka and Tuzhar.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1996  5-8 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  1996  6-10 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  1996  5-7 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla winter  1996  5-30 individuals  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1996  1-3 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1996  1-5 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Circaetus gallicus breeding  1996  10-15 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland  80%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
forestry 90%
hunting 100%
military 60%
nature conservation and research 2%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Forests in Dnipro and Desna valleys. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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