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Location Ukraine, Zhitomyr
Central coordinates 28o 15.00' East  51o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 70,300 ha
Altitude 180 - 207m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description Semi-natural mixed forest and agricultural habitats, with numerous small streams and marshes. Human activities include farming, cattle-grazing, haymaking 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  5-7 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  80-100 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  40%
Shrubland   9%
Grassland Humid grasslands  20%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  20%
Artificial - terrestrial Urban parks and gardens  11%

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ushomyrs'ke Game Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2014

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