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Location Ukraine, Volin
Central coordinates 23o 45.00' East  51o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 1,450 ha
Altitude 162 - 164m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A stretch of the Zapadniy Bug valley, near the villages of Pidlissya, Rivne and Vushnivka. Habitats are dominated by grassland, with numerous lakes.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  22-30 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  83%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  7%
Artificial - terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Zakhidnyj Bug river valley. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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