|Central coordinates||26o 18.00' East 52o 18.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B2, B3|
|Altitude||137 - 139m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2005|
Ornithological information The site holds large concentrations of breeding, moulting and post-breeding waterbirds, especially fish-eating species. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (1 pair). Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Aythya ferina (150-200 pairs). Important non-breeding visitors include Ciconia nigra (50-70 birds).
Site description One of the largest complexes of fish-ponds, together with a reservoir, in the Pripyat (Polesia) region. The fish-ponds are stocked with carp Cyprinus carpio and are highly productive, with a high cover of water-fringe vegetation.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Gadwall Anas strepera||breeding||1995||20-40 breeding pairs||medium||B2||Least Concern|
|Common Pochard Aythya ferina||breeding||1995||150-200 breeding pairs||good||B3||Least Concern|
|Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris||breeding||1995||40-50 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||95%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Other urban and industrial areas||5%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations The main threat comes from the reduction in fish production due to the current economic crisis, resulting in a decreased area of water and reduced food supply for fish-eating birds. The species composition and numbers of birds are relatively well studied. Although unprotected, the fish-farm is closed to the public and there is no disturbance of nesting birds during the breeding period.
Protection status National None International None
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