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Location Ukraine, Crimea
Central coordinates 34o 6.00' East  45o 9.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 32,000 ha
Altitude 120 - 300m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A hilly landscape in the northern part of the Crimean mountains. Habitats are dominated by steppe and pseudo-steppe, with a low coverage of forestry plantations.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1996  1 breeding pairs  good  B2  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda winter  1999  30-80 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  2%
Shrubland Scrub  1%
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland; Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  65%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 100%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bilogir'ya. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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