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Location Belarus, Brest
Central coordinates 26o 18.00' East  52o 18.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3
Area 3,226 ha
Altitude 137 - 139m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Akhova Ptushak Belarusi



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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Gadwall Mareca 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 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1995  40-50 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  95%
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 95%
hunting 5%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Paliessie fish farm. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014

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