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Location Ukraine, Poltava
Central coordinates 32o 48.00' East  49o 46.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2
Area 10,000 ha
Altitude 105 - 107m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A system of marshes and lakes in the Sula valley, near the villages of Velikoseletskoe, Opishki, Plehov and Narizhzhya.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser breeding  1993  400-500 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1993  700 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1993  300-400 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1993  40-50 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  5%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  95%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
nature conservation and research 5%
not utilised 85%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Chervone marsh. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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