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Location Ukraine, Zakarpatie
Central coordinates 24o 0.00' East  48o 50.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3
Area 75,200 ha
Altitude 700 - 1,788m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description Mountain forest with numerous small rivers and streams, on Gorgany and Svidovec mountains (part of the Carpathian mountains), near the villages of Kalachava, Yasinya and Ust-Chorna.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1997  4-5 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Strix aluco resident  1997  100-150 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  1997  8-10 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Picoides tridactylus resident  1997  50-100 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1997  100-150 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus breeding  1997  300-500 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Gorgany Zapovednik 5,300 protected area contained by site 5,300  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  70%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Humid grasslands  5%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  2%
Coastline Inland cliffs  8%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 4%
forestry 88%
hunting 85%
nature conservation and research 5%
not utilised 3%

Protection status National Low International None5,300 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Gorgany, 5,300 ha).

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

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