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Location Ukraine, Khmelnitskaya
Central coordinates 27o 25.00' East  49o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2
Area 83,500 ha
Altitude 250 - 350m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A stretch of the Ikva valley between the villages of Nova Sunyavka and Novoselucya, dominated by grassland and agricultural habitats with numerous fish-ponds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1997  4,000-6,000 individuals  medium  B1i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1997  4,000-6,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Gadwall Mareca strepera breeding  1997  5-15 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  1997  100-200 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  1%
Grassland Humid grasslands  7%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  20%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas; Urban parks and gardens  72%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 60%
fisheries/aquaculture 20%
urban/industrial/transport 20%

Protection status National None International None

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

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