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Location Ukraine, Kharkov
Central coordinates 36o 39.00' East  48o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 1,700 ha
Altitude 83 - 134m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A stretch of the Samara valley with numerous lakes and marshes, dominated by grassland habitats, and located near the villages of Samara, Varvarovka and Pavlovka.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  15-20 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  40%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  59%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 40%
not utilised 60%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Samara river valley. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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