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Location Ukraine, Zaporozhie
Central coordinates 35o 10.00' East  46o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i
Area 75,200 ha
Altitude 0 - 32m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description An estuary on the coast of the Sea of Azov, with adjoining areas of steppe and arable land, near Genitchesk town.

Key Biodiversity The total number of breeding waterbirds is 600-800 pairs, while 30,000-70,000 waterbirds stage here during migration.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1992  19,000-22,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1992  200-3,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor passage  1992  11,000-16,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila passage  1992  2,000-3,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Larus cachinnans passage  1992  6,000-7,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Not Recognised 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1992  20,000-49,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Sand dunes and beaches; Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  70%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
unknown -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Utlyuk lyman. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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