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Location Ukraine, Zhitomyr
Central coordinates 27o 50.00' East  50o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 70,730 ha
Altitude 180 - 200m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description Semi-natural forest and agricultural habitats, with numerous small rivers and streams (Sluch, Tnya, Smolka, Korchik, Perevrznya, etc.), situated near the villages of Pucshav, Sykhovolya, Gorodnitsa, Bronnitsa and Karpilovka. The forest is predominantly mixed. Human activities include cattle-grazing, haymaking, farming and hunting.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1997  10 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra non-breeding  1999  50-60 individuals  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  60-80 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  60%
Grassland Humid grasslands  2%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  2%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  36%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
forestry 60%
hunting 100%

Protection status National None International None

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