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Location Ukraine, Nikolaev
Central coordinates 31o 34.00' East  46o 32.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2
Area 4,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 15m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A peninsula in the Black Sea, near the Dnepr delta. There are numerous lakes and lagoons (fresh, brackish and salt water), set in a mosaic of steppe, pseudo-steppe and small forestry plantations.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea breeding  1996  11 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Common Eider Somateria mollissima non-breeding  1996  1,950 individuals  medium  B1i  Near Threatened 
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo non-breeding  1996  2,380-3,480 individuals  good  B1i  Least Concern 
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus breeding  1996  2,090-2,290 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kinburn Peninsula Unknown 17,890 protected area contains site 4,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  80%
Wetlands (inland) Coastal lagoons; Salt marshes; Sand dunes and beaches; Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%
hunting 20%
tourism/recreation 10%
agriculture 15%

Protection status National High International None4,000 ha of IBA covered by Regional Landscape Park (Kinburn Peninsula, 17,890 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kinburns'kyj peninsula. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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