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Location Ukraine, Odessa
Central coordinates 30o 12.00' East  46o 41.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, B3
Area 7,000 ha
Altitude 30 - 85m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description An estuary on the Black Sea coast near Odessa, with sandy beaches adjoined by steppe and arable land.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna winter  1992  2,200 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1992  130 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Charadrius alexandrinus breeding  1999  25-60 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Not Recognised 
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis breeding  1999  400-1,500 breeding pairs  unknown  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1999  300-2,500 breeding pairs  unknown  B1i  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons breeding  1992  19-260 breeding pairs  good  B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Little Tern Sternula albifrons passage  1999  100-5,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 medium not assessed negligible
unset
Unknown

Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (agricultural use) past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Sand dunes and beaches; Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  90%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kuyal'nyts'kyj lyman. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014

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