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Location Ukraine, Odessa
Central coordinates 29o 31.00' East  45o 31.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
Area 42,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 9m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description A part of the Danube delta, near Vilkovo village.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1995  10,000 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser breeding  1993  600 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor breeding  1992  350 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor passage  1992  2,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor winter  1995  2,200 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina breeding  1992  400 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina breeding  1992  1,800 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Common Pochard Aythya ferina winter  1995  13,500 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia breeding  1992  350 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Great Egret Casmerodius albus breeding  1992  400 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus passage  1999  1,500 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  1992  1,500 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i  Vulnerable 
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus winter  1995  20 individuals  good  A1  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1995  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dunaisky UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 46,403 protected area overlaps with site 14,850  
Kyliiske Mouth Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 32,800 protected area contains site 42,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  100%

Land use

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

Protection status National None International High6,800 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Kyliiske Mouth, 32,800 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stentsivs'ko-Zhebriyanivs'ki plavni. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014

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