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Location Ukraine, Zakarpatie
Central coordinates 23o 0.00' East  48o 30.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3
Area 134,400 ha
Altitude 120 - 1,085m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description The site comprises coniferous forest and subalpine meadows in the Carpathian mountains, in Perechin, Svalyava and Irshava districts.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1997  10-15 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1997  3-5 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Near Threatened 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1997  10-14 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Strix aluco resident  1997  60-80 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  1997  8-10 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1997  40-50 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Picus canus resident  1997  180-280 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  1997  50-70 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  80%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  8%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  2%
Coastline Inland cliffs  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 22%
forestry 66%
hunting 3%
nature conservation and research 1%
urban/industrial/transport 8%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Carpathian Vulkanichnyj Mountains. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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