|Central coordinates||29o 22.00' East 55o 28.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2, B3|
|Altitude||139 - 169m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description The site is a complex mix of bogs, forests, floodplain meadows, lakes and agricultural land. The site is characterized by high diversity and contrasting ecological conditions, as well as the presence of unique nature complexes: large tracts of bogs and transition mires, open fens, lakes, sandy dunes, almost natural forests and fragmentary oak stands.
Key Biodiversity A total of 175 breeding species of birds have been recorded. The site hosts 44 bird species listed in the National Red Data Book.
Non-bird biodiversity: The category of rare and disappearing plants listed in the National Red Data Book comprises 21 species. Many rare moss species can also be found. The fauna diversity is defined by the variety of habitats. The following Red Data Book mammal species have stable populations: Badger Meles meles (10 settlements), Lynx Felis linx (5-8) and Brown Bear Ursus arctos (3-5).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix||resident||1992||300-450 breeding pairs||medium||B2||Least Concern|
|European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus||breeding||1995||12-15 breeding pairs||good||B3||Least Concern|
|Circus cyaneus||breeding||1995||10 breeding pairs||good||B2||Not Recognised|
|Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus||breeding||1995||15-20 breeding pairs||medium||B3||Least Concern|
|Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga||breeding||1995||2 breeding pairs||good||A1||Vulnerable|
|Circaetus gallicus||breeding||1995||4-5 breeding pairs||good||B2||Not Recognised|
|Osprey Pandion haliaetus||breeding||1995||5-6 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Kozyanskiy||Nature Sanctuary or Partial Reserve||44,400||protected area contains site||26,060|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Native coniferous woodland||69%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Raised bogs; Standing freshwater||27%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land||3%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National Conservation Status: A national landscape zakaznik was established in 1999 on the basis of the former national biological zakaznik. International Conservation Status: An IBA was established in 1998. In 2001 its borders were modified to account for the changes in the borders of the zakaznik (code BY003, criteria A1, B2, B3).The site is included in the list of potential Ramsar sites (Criterion 1, 2, 3).
References A.Kozulin, L.Vergeichik, M.Nikiforov and others. Treasures of Belarusian nature.- Minsk, 2002. -160 p.
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