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Location Ukraine, Volin
Central coordinates 25o 23.00' East  51o 52.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3
Area 12,500 ha
Altitude 140 - 152m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description A river valley with meadows, lakes and forest tracts.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Mute Swan Cygnus olor winter  1994  500-700 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Garganey Anas querquedula breeding  1996  1,000-2,000 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1996  400-600 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1994  100 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1996  40 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  700-1,400 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Little Crake Porzana parva breeding  1996  5,000-10,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1996  5,000-20,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1994  600-2,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Common Redshank Tringa totanus breeding  1996  2,000-5,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  1996  20 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  1996  1,000-2,500 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Near Threatened 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  1996  60-100 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus breeding  1996  20,000-30,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus passage  1996  4,000-6,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1996  1,000-3,000 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger passage  1994  4,000-6,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo breeding  1994  4-8 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola breeding  1996  1,200-2,200 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis breeding  1996  100 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides breeding  1996  1,000-2,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus breeding  1996  20,000-30,000 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria breeding  1996  200-1,000 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  1994-1996  50,000-99,999 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
[various] Unknown 0 protected area contains site 12,000  
Prypiat River Floodplains Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 12,000 is identical to site 12,000  

Habitats

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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
water management -

Protection status National High International HighPart of IBA covered by regional protected areas (Khocynskiy, Cirskiy, Velikoglushanskiy and Vetlivskiy; exact area not known). 12,000 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Prypiat River Floodplains, 12,000 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pryp'yat' river valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014

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