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Location Ukraine, Chernivtci
Central coordinates 26o 1.00' East  48o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 700 ha
Altitude 157 - 227m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A stretch of the Derkul valley, near the villages of Ostrica and Moloduya, dominated by grassland with some scrub.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  16-25 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub  35%
Grassland Humid grasslands  35%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Ruderal land  25%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
not utilised 60%
unknown 20%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dereluj river valley. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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