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Location Ukraine, Lugansk
Central coordinates 38o 8.00' East  48o 59.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3
Area 20,000 ha
Altitude 54 - 175m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description Semi-natural forest and forestry plantation, dominated by wet forest in the Severskiy Donec river valley and by pine Pinus on sandy, drier soils.

Key Biodiversity Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (1-2 pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1997  10-25 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Near Threatened 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1997  4 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Vulnerable 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1997  5-6 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997  30-50 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1997  200-300 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1997  30-40 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1997  60-100 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1997  50 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  20%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  75%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 80%
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kremenets'kyj forest. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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