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Location Ukraine, Rivne
Central coordinates 27o 10.00' East  51o 34.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 12,718 ha
Altitude 142 - 163m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A mire surrounded by mixed forest, near the villages of Vezhitsa, Staroe Selo, Elno and Grabun.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Circaetus gallicus breeding  1989  2-3 breeding pairs  B2  Not Recognised 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1990  25-30 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  1988  1-2 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola breeding  1999  15-20 breeding pairs  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  55%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  45%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 55%
nature conservation and research -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Syra Pogonya mire. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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