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Location Ukraine, Khmelnitskaya
Central coordinates 27o 21.00' East  49o 18.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 1,270 ha
Altitude 281 - 300m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A stretch of the Vovk river valley, dominated by a mosaic of sedge-meadows Carex, reedbeds Phragmites and willow Salix thickets. Human activities include cattle-grazing, haymaking and hunting.

Key Biodiversity Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Acrocephalus paludicola (min. 5 pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1997  90-150 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  100%

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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

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