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Location Ukraine, Kherson
Central coordinates 33o 30.00' East  46o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4iii, B1i, B2
Area 1,000 ha
Altitude 49 - 53m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A reservoir on the River Dnepr, with islands, near the town of Novaya Kakhovka.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1999  800-1,500 individuals  unknown  B1i  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1996  8-60 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  1999  2-3 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1996  150-400 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  45%
Grassland Humid grasslands  15%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  40%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
fisheries/aquaculture 40%
hunting 40%
water management -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kakhovs'ke reservoir (Kozats'ki islands). Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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