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Location Ukraine, Volin
Central coordinates 24o 46.00' East  51o 52.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 3,000 ha
Altitude 148 - 162m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ukranian Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description A group of natural lakes in the River Prip'yat valley, dominated by reedbeds Phragmites and meadows. Human activities include cattle-grazing, haymaking, and hunting.

Key Biodiversity Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (5-12 pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1997  40-200 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  1997  1-2 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  10%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Grassland Humid grasslands  5%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  55%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  25%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 75%
forestry 20%
fisheries/aquaculture 2%
urban/industrial/transport 2%
not utilised 1%
hunting -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Orikhivski lake-system. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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