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Location Ukraine, Volin
Central coordinates 25o 50.00' East  51o 44.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3
Area 17,800 ha
Altitude 140 - 171m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description Lowland marsh and meadows in the Stokhod valley, near Sedlicshe and Stari Chervisha villages.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1996  5-8 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  1996  30-50 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  10-50 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
Little Crake Zapornia parva breeding  1996  140 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1996  500 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1996  200-600 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  1996  70 breeding pairs  B2  Near Threatened 
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus breeding  1996  500-1,200 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1996  150-200 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis breeding  1996  100 breeding pairs  poor  B3  Least Concern 
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola breeding  1996  10-30 breeding pairs  A1, B2  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Pripyat-Stokhid, Stokhid Regional Park 28,620 protected area contains site 17,800  
Stokhid River Floodplains Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 10,000 protected area contained by site 10,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland  40%
Grassland Humid grasslands  6%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  54%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 58%
forestry 40%
nature conservation and research 80%

Protection status National None International Partial10,000 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Stokhid River Flood-plains, 10,000 ha).

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

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